Nichiren Buddhism

Establishment of the Legitimate Teaching for the Protection of the Country

Fault lines between the various Nichiren groups crystallized over several issues:

After the above events and centuries of splintering based on dogma and institutional histories, the following major Nichiren temple schools, according to Matsunaga, were officially recognized in the Meiji era:

In alphabetical order (Japanese characters preceded by "ja:" link to articles in the Japanese Wikipedia).

In alphabetical order (Japanese characters preceded by "ja:" link to articles in the Japanese Wikipedia):