History of Japan
Episode 23 - In Buddha's Name: The Rise and Fall of the Ikko Ikki, Part 1
Sep 15, 2013 · 26 min
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For our first two-part episode, we're going to discuss the Ikko Ikki, a militant insurrection of believers in the faith of Jodo Shinshu, or True Pure Land Buddhism. We'll discuss the rise of the movement to political and military prominence during the Sengoku Era in this week's episode; next week, we'll discuss its decline and fall.

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