20 Nichiren Temples in Kyōto: Honkokuji
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.
In this chapter, the author focuses on presenting the history and architecture of the Nichiren temples, founded by the monk Nichiren who created the Lotus Sūtra. The text concentrates on the Honkokuji temple, in Kyōto.