Arima Raitei

NAME Arima Raitei / 有馬頼底
BIRTH & DEATH 1933-
BIRTH PLACE Tōkyō pref.

PEN NAME 大龍窟, 相国大龍
MASTER Ōtsu Rekidō
POSITION
  • The 7th chief abbot of the Shōkoku-ji Temple School of the Rinzai sect
  • Abbot of the Shōkoku-ji temple, the Kinkaku-ji temple and the Ginkaku-ji temple.
  • Chief Director of the Kyōto Buddhist Organization
  • Curator of the Shōtenkaku Bijutsukan museum
RECORD OF AWARDS
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DESCRIPTION

Arima Raitei (有馬頼底, 1933-) is a Japanese zen monk. The 7th chief abbot of the Shōkoku-ji Temple School of the Rinzai sect. Abbot of the Shōkoku-ji temple, the Kinkaku-ji temple and the Ginkaku-ji temple. Chief Director of the Kyōto Buddhist Organization.

  • 1933: Born in Tōkyō prefecture.
  • 1941: Became a monk at the Gakurin-ji temple in Hida city, Ōita prefecture.
  • 1955: Enter the Sōdō Hall (a hall for meditation) of the Shōkoku-ji temple. Became a pupil of Ōtsu Rekidō.
  • 1968: Became an abbot of the Kōmyō-ji subtemple of the Shōkoku-ji temple.
  • 1985: Became a managing director of the Kyōto Buddhist Organization.
  • 1995: Became a curator of the Shōtenkaku Bijutsukan museum.
  • 1988: Became a chief Director of the Kyōto Buddhist Organization.
  • 1995: Became the 7th chief abbot of the Shōkoku-ji Temple School of the Rinzai sect.
  • 1995: Became an abbot of the Shōkoku-ji temple, the Kinkaku-ji temple and the Ginkaku-ji temple.

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