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Buddhism in Japan

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The dominant religious tradition of Japan, Buddhism first entered Japan c.5th or 6th cent. ce, from the Chinese mainland (traditionally in 538 from Korea). Initially, a few powerful clans...

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Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.


Fourth patriarch in the Chʾan/Zen succession through Bodhidharma: he was dharma-successor (hassu) of Seng-tsʾan and master of Hung-jen. He instructed students in...

See overview in Oxford Index