Shigeru Nishino

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Monk spends three decades in Kukai's wake

National Dec 31, 2013

Monk spends three decades in Kukai's wake

A monk from Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture has been making pilgrimages to China for 30 years, following in the footsteps of Kukai, the Japanese monk who founded the Shingon sect of Buddhism in the early ninth century. "Kukai and Mikkyo (esoteric Buddhism) have revived ...