Jien, 1155-1225

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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.

Place Name Admin Code Country
Kyoto 22 JP
Japan 00 JP
Subject
Tendai (Sect)--Rituals--Early works to 1800
Japanese manuscripts
Japanese Manuscript Collection (Yale University)
Occupation
Buddhist monks
Poets
Historians
Function

Person

Birth 1155-05-17

Death 1225-10-28

Japanese

Japanese,

Sanskrit

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