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Feb. 10-March 25

The monk Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768), recognized for reviving the Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism and popularizing Zen culture, joined Shoinji Temple Suruganokuni-harajuku (present-day Numazu, Shizuoka) at the age of 15. Later, after a pilgrimage that took him across Japan, he returned to the temple and remained there until his death.

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