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A grandson of Shinran (1173–1262), the founder of the Jōdo Shinshū, through his daughter Kakushinni (1224–83), and, after her, the second caretaker of the mausoleum in which Shinran's remains resided. His right to the position was disputed by one of Kakushinni's other sons by her second husband, the actual donor of the land in which the mausoleum stood. This succession dispute lasted into the tenure of Kakue's son Kakunyo (1270–1351), when it was settled in Kakunyo's favour through imperial intervention. The dispute itself gave the mausoleum added visibility, and helped it become the centre of a cult of Shinran during which it evolved into the Honganji.the head temple of the Jōdo Shinshū, giving the caretaker the high status as leader of the school.

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