Nisshō

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Nisshō
日昭
Religion Buddhism
School Nichiren Buddhism
Sect Nichiren-shū
Hama-ha
Temple Myōhokke-ji
Personal
Born c. 1221
Died 1323
Religious career
Teacher Nichiren

Nisshō (日昭?, c. 1221 – 1323) was a Buddhist disciple of Nichiren and the uncle of Nichirō. He was the only disciple who was actually older than Nichiren himself.

He was a Tendai priest in his youth, and after Nichiren's death he continued to claim that he was merely carrying out a reform of this sect. He founded Myōhokke-ji in 1284. His Hama-ha subsect continued to hold good relations with the Tendai sect.

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