What sects are there in Japanese Buddhism?
Buddhism is a religion widely followed in Asia.
Hinayana Buddhism, which aims at attaining emancipation or self-enlightenment by becoming a priest and undergoing austerities in a temple, is the major religion in Southeast Asia.
The Buddhism which reached Japan in 538 via China and Korea is Mahayama Buddhism, based on the idea that people are equal and can be saved by faith in Buddha.
Currently, the number of Buddhist sects operating in Japan is 13, including three Zen sects: Kegon sect, Hosso sect, Ritsu sect, Tendai sect, Shingon sect、Jodo sect, Jodo Shin sect, Ji sect, Yuzu Nembutsu sect, Nichiren sect, Rinzai sect, Soto sect, and the Obaku sect.