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Japan’s oldest book is a religious text

[UPDATED: 6-12-2017]
Japan’s oldest book is a religious Buddhist text called the Hokekyo gisho, the authorship of which is generally attributed to Shotoku Taishi (574-622) in 615. It is a commentary, that stresses the importance of faith, on the Lotus sutra from the Asuka Period (538-710), a period when Buddhism first arrived in Japan from Korea and China. It is owned by the Imperial Family and is sometime also cited as Japanese oldest calligraphy.
Japan’s oldest book is a religious text Posted by Richard Nathan