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Japanese Buddhas

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In the esoteric sects of Buddhism (see Japanese Buddhism, Buddhism) such as the Shingon (see Shingon sect), the deities of Shinto (see Shinto entries), the kami (see Kami), are...

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Japanese Buddhism

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Buddhism in Japan takes several forms but is particularly marked by a tendency toward the esoteric. The religion came into Japan during the fifth and sixth centuries c.e. in connection ...

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Maitreya

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The Buddha who will appear in the future; a representation of this Buddha. The word is Sanskrit, from mitra ‘friend or friendship’.

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