Nichirenism

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Nichirenism (日蓮主義, Nichirenshugi) is the nationalistic interpretation of the teachings of Nichiren.[1] The most well known representatives of this form of Nichiren Buddhism are Nissho Inoue and Tanaka Chigaku, who construed Nichiren’s teachings according to the notion of Kokutai.[2][3] It was especially Chigaku who “made innovative use of print media to disseminate his message”[4] and is therefore regarded to have influenced Nichiren based Japanese new religions in terms of methods of propagation.

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  1. ^ Montgomery, Daniel (1991). Fire in the Lotus, The Dynamic Religion of Nichiren, London: Mandala, ISBN 1852740914, page 217-218
  2. ^ Jacqueline I. Stone, By Imperial Edict and Shogunal Decree: politics and the issue of the ordination platform in modern lay Nichiren Buddhism. In: Steven Heine; Charles S. Prebish (ed.); Buddhism in the Modern World, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0195146972, page 203
  3. ^ Religions of the World, Second edition: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ABC Clio, 2010. ISBN 9781598842036,Page 1640
  4. ^ Jacqueline I. Stone, By Imperial Edict and Shogunal Decree: politics and the issue of the ordination platform in modern lay Nichiren Buddhism. In: Steven Heine; Charles S. Prebish (ed.); Buddhism in the Modern World, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0195146972, page 198

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