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Nipponzan Myohoji

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Nipponzan-Myōhōji-Daisanga (日本山妙法寺大僧伽?), founded in 1917 by Nichidatsu Fujii, is a new religious movement that emerged from the Nichiren sect of Japanese Buddhism.

"... Nipponzan Myōhōji is a small Nichiren Buddhist order of about 1500 persons, including both monastics and lay supporters."

The community reveres the Lotus-Sūtra (jp: 法華経 Hokke-kyō) as the highest expression of the Buddhist message.

In addition, it is actively engaged worldwide in the peace movement. It is the most pacifist group in Japan of seven religious movements surveyed by Robert Kisala.

The main practice of Nichiren Buddhism is to chant the Daimoku Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō. Nipponzan-Myōhōji monks, nuns and followers beat hand drums while chanting the Daimoku, and walk throughout the world promoting peace and non-violence.

They try to explain the meaning of their ministry to all wishing understand it.