Nichirō

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Nichirō
日朗
Religion Buddhism
School Nichiren Buddhism
Sect Nichiren-shū
Temple Ikegami Honmon-ji
Personal
Born 1245
Died 1320
Religious career
Teacher Nichiren
Students Nichizō, Nichiin, Nichirin, Nichizen, Nichiden, Nichihan, Nitcho, Nichigyo, Rokei

Nichirō (日朗, 1245–1320) was a Buddhist disciple of Nichiren, the nephew of Nisshō.

Nichirō wants to follow Nichiren when Nichiren is exiled in 1261; but Nichirō is forbidden to do so — Postcard artwork, circa 1920s.

Nichirō agreed with Nisshō's defense of Nichiren as a Tendai reformer. He founded a practice hall that became part of Ikegami Honmon-ji, the site of Nichiren's death. His school is now part of Nichiren-shū.

Nichirō designated nine senior disciples. Among them were Nichizō and Nichiin.

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