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Professor robert sharf, university of california, berkeley, discusses japanese buddhism at the medieval japan teacher institute at the asian art museum. Early buddhism in japan introduction of buddhism and buddhist sculpture in japan, from the asuka, nara, and heian periods.
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Zen is based on the visions of hakuin, an old japanese monk who had 18 enlightenments that's where an introduction to zen-buddhism has to start with.