6 The Revival of Honganji:
Many years later, the government of Meiji implemented a new policy for
and Shinshu Otani
became the religious
institution responsible for the East Honganji temple.
In December of 1987, Shinshu Otani decided to dissolve the East Honganji Temple
". Shinshu Otani turned the East Honganji
Temple from the center of Shin Buddhist teachings started by Kakunyo back
into the original form of Mausoleum. East Honganji was then considered to be
collapsed and no longer existed.
On February 1st 1996, Kohrin
, who is the 25th Chief Priest of the East Honganji
lineage left Shinshu Otani with the guidance of his father Chojun
and his younger brother Saneshige. They moved the East Honganji Temple to the
Higashiyama area in Kyoto, and restored East Honganji Temple
the center of teachings of Shin Buddhism.