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Jishū

Jishū (Jap., ‘the Time School’). A form of Pure Land Buddhism founded by Ippen in 1276. The main practice of Jishū is the constant repetition of the nembutsu, as if, at each moment, one is on the point of death. Since Jishū originally had no temple, its adherents travelled about (like Ippen) encouraging the recitation of the nembutsu. For this reason, they are also known as Yugyō-ha, the school of wanderers.

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