Mugaku Sogen

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Mugaku Sogen (無学祖元?, September 3, 1226 – September 22, 1286) was a prominent Zen Buddhist monk of the 13th century in Japan, an emigre from Song Dynasty China.[1] He was adviser to Japan's most powerful ruler of the day, the regent of the Shogun (Shikken) Hōjō Tokimune (as opposed to an Imperial Regent). He founded the Zen temple Engaku-ji in Kamakura, one of Japan's five most important Zen temples.


  1. ^ "Mugaku Sogen". Nihon jinmei daijiten+Plus (in Japanese). Kōdansha. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 

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