Shitennoji University

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Shitennoji University (四天王寺大学 Shitennōji daigaku?) is a private university in Habikino, Osaka, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1922, and it was chartered as a junior women's college in 1957. The school became a four-year college in 1967, and it became coeducational in 1981, adopting the present name at the same time. The school is also known as International Buddhist University, or IBU.

Name[edit]

Shitennou (四天王) refers to the Four Heavenly Kings (Dhrtarastra, Virudhaka, Virupaksa, and Vaisravana). Ji (寺) means temple. [1] See Shitennoji.

History[edit]

About 1400 years ago Prince Shōtoku went to this place to study Buddhism, and it was founded as a place of education.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jisho.org
  2. ^ http://www.shitennoji.ac.jp/ibu/guide/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°32′49.37″N 135°34′59.42″E / 34.5470472°N 135.5831722°E / 34.5470472; 135.5831722