16 Mount Kōya
Beatrice Lane Suzuki † [+]
Beatrice Lane Suzuki (1878-1939) was a very well informed and sensitive expositor of Mahāyāna Buddhism and the American wife of the well-known Zen Buddhist Suzuki Daisetsu. She lived in Japan for many years and came to know the leading temple centres of various Buddhist schools - especially in Kyōto and Kamakura - very well.
This chapter is dedicated to discuss the Buddhist traditions around the mount Kōya, a place discovered by Kōbō Daishi, the founder of the Shingon sect, who saw in its mysticism an ideal place to create a temple.