• Naiten [ buddhism ]

    Raiten (内 典) is the Japanese word for sutra. See also sutra
  • Niōmon [ buddhism, temples ]

    Niōmon (仁王 門) literally the door (門) of Niō warriors (仁王) is the gateway to the temple guarded by 2 wooden statues depicting fierce warriors.
  • Nyorai [ buddhism ]

    Nyorai (如 来) refers to the Buddhas, ie those who have attained enlightenment. The word Nyorai comes from the Sanskrit Tathagata, which Buddha used to designate himself. (more…)