The Seeker

The Life Story of Shinran Shonin
Part 2


  • ISBN: 978-0-615-81955-6
  • Price: US$10.00 – tax included
  • Published: June, 2013
  • 108 pages
  • 6″ x 8.5″ x 0.25″
  • Paperback

This beautiful graphic novel vividly depicts the young days of Shinran, a prominent Buddhist priest of the 13th century in Japan. The content of this volume is focused on the government persecution of the group of his teacher, Hōnen. As a result of the persecution, Shinran was forced to live a life in exile but he discovered the deeper meaning of Hōnen’s teachings through his relationships with the local people. This book is the English version of the graphic novel Manga Shūso Shinran Shonin, Volume 2, which was originally published in Japanese by the Higashi Honganji (Shinshū Ōtani-ha) Nanba Betsuin in Osaka, Japan.  The story is based on the latest academic research on Shinran’s life as well as on the long-held tradition.

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