Depicted here are three of the most important figures in the establishment of Buddhism in Japan. Daio (left), was called the Japanese Bodhidharma by Hakuin, bringing a pure strain of Zen across the sea from China. Daio's main disciple Daito (right) founded Daitoku-ji, a large and important temple in Kyoto. Kanzan (center) was Daito's main disciple, and founder of Myoshin-ji, the temple to which Hakuin traced his lineage.
*image shown at left is a detail
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