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The Ritsu (律宗, Chinese: Lüzong) school of
Buddhismis one of the six schools of Nara Buddhism in Japan, noted for its use of the Vinayatextual framework of the Dharmaguptaka, one of the early schools of Buddhism. The Ritsu school was founded in Japan by the blind Chinese priest Jianzhen, better known by his Japanese name "Ganjin." Ganjin traveled to Japan at the request of Japanese priests, and established the Tōshōdai-jiin Nara. During the Kamakura period, the Ritsu sect was divided into schools at Tōshodai-ji, Kaidan'in, Saidai-ji, and Sen'yuji. However, during the Meiji period, the Ritsu sect was incorporated within the Shingonsect by decree of the Japanese government. Today only Tōshōdai-ji, which resisted the government measures, retains its identity as a Ritsu temple.
Schools of Buddhism
Buddhism in Japan
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