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Biography i, Saidan (1915 - )

Saidan i was born in Hygo in 1915. He became priest of the Rinzai sect. He studied Zen with Ichido Ienaga of the Tofuku-ji temple. He became superintendent of the Hoko-ji temple near Hamamatsu in 1990. This temple, also known as Asukadera is one of the earliest Buddhist temples in Japan, founded as early as 593 AD, and completed in 596 AD. It is home to one of the 14 subdivisions of the Rinzai sect.
Known as i Saidan roshi, he is the 83rd successor since Buddha.

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