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Nichiren-Shōshū
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(“orthodox Nichiren school”), the smallest of the Buddhist sects in Japan (III, 5) that are based on Nichiren (Buddhism: I, 2.d). The Nichiren school sees itself in the tradition of Nikkō (1246–1332), one of the six chief students of Nichiren, who left the main temple Kuon-ji in 1290 in the quarrel over Nichiren’s grave, and founded the Taiseki-ji. In 1872 the Taiseki-ji resisted government attempts to unite all Nichiren sects under the leadership of Kuon-ji, and from 1900 called itself the Fuji b…

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Kleine, Christoph, “Nichiren-Shōshū”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024087>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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