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A list of Principal images

Here’s table which describing principal images and the founders of each Buddhism schools.
Japanese people enshrine them to Butsudan (Buddhism altar).

Principal images and the founders of each schools

Vajrayana
(Tantrayana)
Vajrayana & MahayanaMahayana
Shingon BuddhismTendai BuddhismJodo & Jodo ShinshuZen (Rinzai / Soto)Nichiren Buddhsim
Kukai
(a.k.a. Kobo Daishi)
Saicho
(a.k.a. Dengyo Daishi)
Hounen (Jodo)

Shinran (Jodo Shinshu)
Eisai / Yousai (Rinzai)

Dougen (Soto)
Nichiren
Dainichi Nyorai

Fudo Myo-oh
Not specifiedAmida NyoraiRinzai : Not specified

Soto : Shaka Nyorai
Hokekyo (the Lotus Sutra)

Kishimojin

Daikoku Ten
Above : founder
Below : principal Image

Principal 13 Buddha(s) is Japanese origin idea. They are described on one scroll. It is used at Shingon Buddhism funeral, mainly.
On the other hand, it have nothing to do with Jodo and Jodo Shinshu.

Omamori Honzon is Buddha & Bodhisattva to guard your whole life.
There are 12 patterns depending on birth year of 12 zodiacal signs (it have nothing to do with Jodo and Jodo Shinshu).
About details, please take a look here.

Principal 13 Buddha(s) & Omamori Honzon 8 Buddha(s) of 12 zodiacal signs

Principal 13 Buddha(s)
Kokuzo BosatsuMonju BosatsuFugen BosatsuSeishi BosatsuDainichi NyoraiFudoh Myo-ohAmida NyoraiShaka NyoraiAshuku NyoraiJizou BosatsuMiroku BosatsuYakushi NyoraiKannon Bosatsu
Omamori Honzon 8 Buddha(s) of 12 zodiacal signs
Senju KannonKokuzo Bosatsu
Monju BosatsuFugen BosatsuSeishi BosatsuDainichi NyoraiFudoh Myo-ohAmida Nyorai
Ne (Rat)Ushi (Ox)

Tora (Tiger)
U (Rabbit)Tatsu (Dragon)

Mi (Snake)
Uma (Horse)Saru (Monkey)

Hitsuji (Sheep)
Tori (Rooster)Inu (Dog)

I (Pig / Wild boar)


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