Ōtani-ha

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Higashi Honganji in Kyoto, the headquarters of the Ōtani-ha

Ōtani-ha (真宗大谷派, Shinshū Ōtani-ha) is a Japanese Buddhist movement. It belongs to Jōdo Shinshū, also known as Shin Buddhism.[1] The movement has approximately 5.5 million members.[2]

The headquarters of Ōtani-ha are in Kyoto,[3] the mother temple is Higashi Honganji. The historic Shōman-ji, Nagoya also belongs to it.

Otani University in Kyoto belongs to Ōtani-ha.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Mission of Singapore, An introduction to the Head Temple - Nishi Hongwanji
  2. ^ Esben Andreasen (1998), Popular Buddhism In Japan: Shin Buddhist Religion & Culture, University of Hawaii Press, ISBN 0-8248-2028-2, pp. 11, 38-39, 101
  3. ^ http://www.hhbt-la.org/Temple_resources.html Archived March 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Ōtani University". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Suzuki, David A. (1985), Crisis in Japanese Buddhism : case of the Otani Sect, Los Angeles : Buddhist Books International, ISBN 0914910515