Establishing the Lotus Sutra in Japan

To accommodate the increasing number of visitors to the hermitage [at Minobu], a lovely temple – the Myo-hokke-in Ku-on-ji – was finally erected; and, on November 21, 1281, Nichiren lectured for the first time in the newly-completed edifice.

“I, Nichiren, am not the founder of any particular Sect, nor do I belong to any subordinate denomination. This earth has only one sun, and man has only one Buddha. I believe Buddha intended for me to establish The Lotus Sutra here in Japan, and I feel that I am fulfilling that task in this Age of the Latter Law.”

Nichiren, Leader of Buddhist Reformation in Japan