This is the glossary of Japanese Buddhism, including major terms the casual (or brand-new) reader might find useful in understanding articles on the subject. Words followed by an asterisk (*) are illustrated by an image in one of the photo galleries. Within definitions, words set in boldface are defined elsewhere in the glossary.


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In present-day Japanese, sotoba usually has the latter meaning.

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba JAANUS
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba Kōjien Japanese dictionary
  3. ^ a b Iwanami Nihonshi Jiten
  4. ^ Hall names are capitalized only when they refer to specific examples (e.g. XX-ji's Main Hall) or include proper names of deities (e.g. Yakushi-dō).
  5. ^ Encyclopedia of Shinto, Gongen accessed on October 5, 2008
  6. ^ a b c Encyclopedia of Shinto – Haibutsu Kishaku accessed on March 15, 2008
  7. ^ Standing Twelve Heavenly Generals Tokyo National Museum, accessed on March 10, 2010
  8. ^ a b c Smyers (1999:219)
  9. ^ DeAgostini

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