AMIDISM—the most popular trend in Japanese Buddhism. It is distinct from the cult of the Buddha Amida. About 22 million people confess to Amidism in four sects: jishu, jodoshu, shinshu, and yuzunenbutsushu. These sects differ in the frequency with which they use the invocation of Amida.

W. Gundert, Japanische Religionsgeschichte, Tok 1935; W. Kotański, Zarys dziejów religii w Japonii, Wwa 1963, 169.

Wiesław Kotański

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