21 Nichiren Temples in Kyōto: Honnōji
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 focuses on the Nichiren temple, Honnōji. Situated in Kyōto, the temple was founded by Nichiryū in 1416 and is a very rich temple, ornate with gold and a life-sized statue of Nichiren.