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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