see KukaiKukai
or Kobo-Daishi
, 774–835, Japanese priest, scholar, and artist, founder of the Shingon or "True Word" sect of Buddhism. Of aristocratic birth, he studied the Chinese classics as a young man, but left the university and became a wandering ascetic, eventually
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Haviland," he added, stepping to his writing table, "this lacquered shrine, with its pagoda roof, has been attributed to Kobo-Daishi, and has stood upon the writing table of seven emperors.
One famous Japanese culture hero is Kobo-Daishi, (25) who, for instance, raised the Japanese people to a civilized state, by showing them the proper use of the kiln.
When Kobo-Daishi was in China, the emperor sent for him to rewrite the name of a forgotten room.
In another legend, the calendar and the agriculture are placed side by side under Kobo-Daishi's "guidance." On his returning from the voyage to India, Kobo-Daishi brought grains of wheat, hidden in a cut in his soles.
Behind the Torodo is the wooden mausoleum of Kobo-daishi, Koyasan's founder.