Growth of Japanese Culture

Japanese Forms of Buddhism By:Connor keighran

Buddhism Spreads in Japan

Buddhism had the support of prince Shotoku so it became a very popular religion. The new religion did not replace the original religion witch was Shinto but added it to the old religion. Buddhists believe in different forms of Buddhism.

Zen Buddhism

The Japanese added additions and beliefs to their religion of Buddhism. The word zen means meditation. They had zen gardens to meditate, zen became popular to Japan. Zen had a great impact on the culture of Japan, because the Samurai thought it would give them control and inner peace in battle.

Japanese Forms of Buddhism

Buddism originated in India in 500 b.c. Buddism was so popular it spread to China and korea. it was introduced to japan in 500 a.c