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Popular understanding of Zen Buddhism typically involves a stereotyped image of isolated individuals in meditation contemplating nothingness. This book presents the other side of Zen by examining the movements explosive growth during the Tokugawa period 16001867 in Japan and by shedding light on the broader Japanese religious landscape during the era. Using newlydiscovered manuscripts Duncan Ryuken Williams argues that the success of Soto Zen was due neither to what is most often assoc