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 & Mahayana||Mahayana|
|Shingon Buddhism||Tendai Buddhism||Jodo & Jodo Shinshu||Zen (Rinzai / Soto)||Nichiren Buddhsim|
(a.k.a. Kobo Daishi)
(a.k.a. Dengyo Daishi)
Shinran (Jodo Shinshu)
|Eisai / Yousai (Rinzai)|
|Not specified||Amida Nyorai||Rinzai : Not specified|
Soto : Shaka Nyorai
|Hokekyo (the Lotus Sutra)
|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 Bosatsu||Monju Bosatsu||Fugen Bosatsu||Seishi Bosatsu||Dainichi Nyorai||Fudoh Myo-oh||Amida Nyorai||Shaka Nyorai||Ashuku Nyorai||Jizou Bosatsu||Miroku Bosatsu||Yakushi Nyorai||Kannon Bosatsu|
|Omamori Honzon 8 Buddha(s) of 12 zodiacal signs|
|Senju Kannon||Kokuzo Bosatsu||Monju Bosatsu||Fugen Bosatsu||Seishi Bosatsu||Dainichi Nyorai||Fudoh Myo-oh||Amida Nyorai|
|Ne (Rat)||Ushi (Ox)|
|U (Rabbit)||Tatsu (Dragon)|
|Uma (Horse)||Saru (Monkey)|
|Tori (Rooster)||Inu (Dog)|
I (Pig / Wild boar)
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