Jien, 1155-1225

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1155-05-17
Death 1225-10-28
Japanese
Japanese, Sanskrit

Biographical notes:

Jien (b. May 17, 1155, Kyoto, Japan–d. October 28, 1225, Omi, Japan) was a Japanese poet, historian, and Buddhist monk. Jien was the son Fujiwara no Tadamichi, a member of the Fujiwara family of powerful aristocrats. He joined a Buddhist monastery of the Tendai sect early in his life, first taking the Buddhist name Dokaie, and later changing it to Jien. He eventually rose to be the leader of the Tendai sect.

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Subjects:

  • Tendai (Sect)--Rituals--Early works to 1800
  • Japanese manuscripts
  • Japanese Manuscript Collection (Yale University)

Occupations:

  • Buddhist monks
  • Poets
  • Historians

Places:

  • Kyoto, 22, JP
  • Japan, 00, JP