History of the Hongwanji

History of the Hongwanji. The Jodo Shinshu Buddhist path was founded by Shinran Shonin (1173-1263) during the Kamakura period, and in several centuries grew into one of the largest and most influential schools of Buddhism in Japan, a position it maintains today.

“Our Pledge” from the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha

Message on ‘Our Pledge’by OHTANI Kojun, MonshuJodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha “Thank you for attending the perpetual memorial and autumn service at Hongwanji today. This annual service…