chapter  II
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HISTORY OF ZEN IN JAPAN

Next a Chinese Zen teacher, I Kung (Gi-ku), came over to Japan in about 810, and under his instruction the Empress Danrin, a most enthusiastic Buddhist, was enlightened. She erected a monastery named Dan-rin-ji, and appointed 1 Kung the abbot of it for the sake of propagating the faith. It being of no purpose, however, I Kung went back to China after some years.