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Eizon

(1201—1290)


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(1201–90).

Esoteric practitioner (see esoteric Buddhism) and reformer of the Kamakura period in Japan. Dissatisfied with the lax moral practices of his times, he studied traditional Buddhist precepts and ardently worked to reinstitute their transmission and practice. He also established 1,000 wild game preserves where hunting would be prohibited.

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