Chajin

Furuta Oribe

  Background Furuta Oribe (1544-1615) was a warrior that eventually became a chajin. Some sources have his father as beeing among Hideyoshi’s cultural retainers, however…

Fukyusai

Personal name: Jōsō Sōshitsu (1673-1704) 常叟 宗室 Zen name: Fukyūsai 不休斎

Fukensai

Personal name: Sekiō Sōshitsu (1746-1801) 石翁 宗室 Zen name: Fukensai 不見斎

Ennosai

Ennosai Tetchu (1872 – 1924 ) 圓能斎. Personal name: Tetchū Sōshitsu (1872-1924) 鉄中 宗室 During the Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) many men died. Oiemoto of the…

Eisai Zenji

Eisai Zenji (1141-1215) was the head abbot of Kozan-ji. He brought back from china tea leaves, utensils and procedure for making the. When he founded…

Drew Hanson

Name: Drew Hanson Location: Columbus, New Jersey USA Education: B.S. (English) Southern Connecticut State University M.A. (Theatre) The Pennsylvania State University Ph.D. (American Literature) The…

Dennis Hirota

Prof. Dennis Hirota, professor of Shin Buddhist Studies, School of Letters, Ryukoku University, Kyoto 600. Grew up in Berkeley, went to Japan (where he met…

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