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Nichiren Shōshū


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An offshoot of Nichiren Buddhism that split from the Honmonshū in 1900, taking the name Nichiren-shū Fuji-ha. In 1913, the group changed its name to Nichiren Shōshū and developed rapidly, even though most accounts of the Nichiren school omit it and some count it as one of Japan's New Religions. It is the parent organization of the Sōka Gakkai (Value-Creation Society), which began as a lay auxiliary, but became independent in 1992.

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