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In the end of the eleventh century, there were two ruling clans, the Taira and the Minamoto. These two clans held control of the massive warrior class which ruled most estates in the provinces of Japan [Souryri , 18]. Japanese economy in this time was predominantly farming based with the majority of farmers cultivating rice and paying large taxes to the estate in which they worked. As farming became more efficient, an artisan and merchant class emerged leading the development of a more divers Japanese economy [Haruko , ].

This for of Japanese Buddhism was largely kept in popularity by the aristocracy until the massive warrior class were drawn to it due to its approachable nature.

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It was made as an object of worship for those going to the temple. The statue is made so that it seemed more approachable and compassionate to the one who was worshiping it [Hollis , ].

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This sect started some time in the late seventh century [Payne , 82] and through its movement from India, China, and eventually to Japan, it had collected a vast amount of gods into its beliefs [Hollis , ]. After studying in China, he returned to Japan and founded Shingon in Japan.

He brought back the concept that there are infinite numbers of Gods with Dainichi as the one above all the rest. This polytheistic view of Buddhism became widely shared among eastern Asian cultures [Weinstein , ].

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