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In Japan and Korea, Buddhist influences combined with modern concepts and in some cases Christian influences to give rise to a slew of new religious movements. KUNAICH~ I R Y ~ B U SH gFf. ed. and the nation in the medieval period]. 1980 Jisha seiryoku %R%B [The temple / shrine authorities]. 1987 Chasei ni okeru chiiki to kokka to kokub +Ek~%V. The first includes a Tara visualization, the meaning of her mantra, and the dedication.

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