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Apr. 24th, 25th, 2001iAt Seiryujij

`An association of Shaanxi in China and a dancing group
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@7 monks from Shaanxi Buddhism Association of China and a group of 21 Chinese envoys visited Seiryuji for two days on April 24 and 25, 2001. Buddhism was communicated to Japan from Changan, then capital of Tang, present Xi'an, through the Silk Road. Also there are many temples which are deeply related with Japanese Buddhist temples in Shaanxi province whose capital is Xi'an city.
@Originating in Buddhist ties, Seiryuji targeted to mutually develop both countries' culture, art and the rest and also to strengthen their friendship. During the two-day visit, Buddhist services from both Japan and China and a commenmorative planting were held and a dancing- singing group from China performed a Tang era style dance show which Kouboudaishi, Kukai supposedly had watched. This two-day event seemed to be the first step to an international exchange for Seiryuji and therefore it was a really meaningful time.
The introduction of Chinese monks who visited Seiryuji

The leader ŠE–¾@–@Žt
Kaimei Hosshi
A chief monk of Daikouzenji and also a vice-president of the Xi'an Buddhism Association.
Daikouzenji is a temple where Fukuu Sanzo, a master of Keika Ajari who was a master of Kukai, Kouboudaishi, served
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Zoukin Hosshi
A chief monk of Daijionji and also a vice-president of the Shaanxi Buddhism Association of China. Daijionji is a temple from which one monk, Genjo Sanzo Hosshi translated Kyoten(Œo“T) which he brought in from India. This temple is also known more as Daigantou.
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Tesshou Hosshi
A director of Shippudaiminji and also vice-president of the Shaanxi Buddhism Association of China. Daiminji is a temple where Ganjin Wajo served who directed the construction of Toushodaiji in Nara prefecture, Japan.
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Taishou Hosshi
A director of Soudouji and also a vice-secretary of the Xi'an Buddhism Association. Soudouji has a memorial park where there is a grave of Kumaraju who translated Hokke-kyo including Kannon-kyo, and Amida-kyo.
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Kangyoku Hosshi
A director of Shoryuji in Xi'an. Shoryuji is a temple where Keika Ajari taught Kukai, Kobodaishi Mikkyo.
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Kanchi Hosshi
A director of Changan Kousekiji in Shaanxi province. In Kokyoji, there was a Genjo Sanzo. Tower, a memorial tower for Genjo Sanzo Hosshi and a memorial tower for Giki Hosshi who founded Housou-shu. Yakushiji in Nara prefecture is one of the Housou-shu temples.
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Honshou Hosshi
A director of Kosekiji in Xi'an, Shaanxi. Kosekiji is a temple where Jodo-shu originated and enshrines of Amida Buddha and Zendodaishi.
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