• Kyodo


Fourteen letters discovered at a temple in Nagoya last year were written by Eisai, founder of a major Japanese Zen Buddhist sect, a group of researchers said Wednesday.

The letters, found at Osu Kannon Temple in Nagoya, were written by Eisai (1141-1215), a Zen monk who established the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, according to a group of researchers including Nobumichi Inaba, a Nagoya University professor of Japanese history.

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