Growth of Japanese Culture
Japnese Forms of Buddhism- By Cal Liebowitz
Buddhism Spreads in Japan
Buddhism arrived in Japan in the 500s. It was introduced by a a man named Prince Shotoku, the religion spread quickly throughout Japan. Buddhism had many different versions but was based around the Buddhist who believed in peace and happiness. The different versions where;
- Pure land
Many of the different versions of buddhism died out but some stayed common, including Zen. Zen means "meditation".Zen became very common in the 1000s. Zen emphasized self-disipline, simplicity, and meditation. Zen is very simple it was based on finding inner peace. Zen had a large impact on the Japanese culture. It effected ,amy people. Samurais thought that it would help there inner self in battle. Artist thought it was bold and simple. Zen later became more spread into the west.
How was japanese Society Affected By Buddhism?
Zen Gardens in Kyoto