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Minbu Nikō
Religion Buddhism
School Nichiren Buddhism
Sect Nichiren-shū
Temple Kuon-ji
Born 1253
Died 1314
Senior posting
Title 阿闍梨 (Acharya)
Religious career
Teacher Nichiren

Minbu Nikō (民部日向, 1253-1314) was a Buddhist disciple of Nichiren. He took over Kuon-ji after Nichiren's death, and can thus be considered one of the founders of Nichiren-shū. He was also put in charge of Mount Minobu after Nikkō left in 1288.

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Niko is a variant of Nikos, which originates from the Greek Nikolaos which means 'victory of the people'. It is sometimes a nickname for the name Nicholas.



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