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Fuji School

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Fuji school; 富士門流; (Jpn Fuji-monryu); A Buddhist school in Japan derived from Nikko(1246-1333), one of the six senior priests appointed by Nichiren and his designated successor. In 1289 Nikko left Kuon-ji temple, which Nichiren had founded at Minobu, and moved to a place at the foot of Mount Fuji. He did this because Niko, another of the six senior priests, had influenced Hakiri Sanenaga, the steward of the Minobu area and a follower of Nichiren, to engage in actions and practices that deviated substantially from Nichiren's teachings. Though Nikko warned them repeatedly on this account, they disregarded him.

After leaving Minobu, Nikko settled in the Fuji district on the southwestern flank of Mount Fuji, where NanjoTokimitsu, one of Nichiren's lay followers and a strong supporter of Nikko, ruled as steward. Nikko established a temple there named Taiseki-ji; this became the head temple of the Fuji school, which revered Nichiren and Nikko as its founders. This school was the origin of what is today Nichiren Shoshu. </poem>

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