CHRONOLOGY

538 Buddhism enters Japan from Baekje one of the three Kingdoms of Korea launching Asuka Period 592 - 710
c 400 Confucianism enters Japan from Baekje with Buddhism it forms the basis of the government reforms from 601

 

GLOSSARY

Buddhism founded by Siddharta Gotama 563 - 483 BC intellectual philosophy seeking individual enlightenment vs State Shinto
shinbutsu bunri no rei Shinto and Buddhism Separation Ordinance State Shinto created and then established Buddhism disestablished 1868
nichifutsu Japan/France futsu kanji abbreviation meaning Buddha Buddhism indicating France
State Shinto created for reasons of Empire abolished in 1945 crusading religion for construction of Empire vs Buddhism cf Yasukuni

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