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Japanese temple in Kamakura


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 Buddhism originated in Japan around the 6 century, when a political delegation from Korea introduced it on a small scale. The Korean kingdom, Kudara, brought it as a gift to the ruling nobles of the area. They brought several statues of Buddha and also many Sutras. After the gifts were accepted, a temple was built which was thought by the locals to bring down the wrath of the Shinto deities. The temple was then destroyed with all of the gifts in it. Buddhism still managed to take off in Japan, spreading rather rapidly until it became one of the largest religions in Japan.

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