Nichigen

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Nichigen
日源
Religion Buddhism
School Nichiren Buddhism
Sect Nichiren-shū
Temple Jisso-ji
Monastic name 豊前公 (Buzen-kō)
Personal
Born Sometime before 1263
Died 1315
Senior posting
Title 阿闍梨 (Acharya)
Religious career
Teacher Nichiren

Buzen Nichigen (豊前日源, before 1263 – 1315) was a disciple of Nichiren who converted along with the rest of the Tendai temple Jisso-ji (實相寺) to Nichiren Buddhism in 1270.[1] Nichiren's letter Jissoji gosho (實相寺御書, 1278) is addressed to him.[2] Later, he joined Nichiren on Mount Minobu, and founded several temples after Nichiren's death.

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