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Shinran Shonin

1173 - 1261

 
 
Shinran Shonin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
1. Shinran Shonin Marker
Inscription.
† † † Shinran Shonin is the founder of the Jodo Shinshu Sect of Buddhism. He developed the doctrine that reveals the one unobstructed way through which we can receive salvation and Buddhahood. This teaching is the torch that lights the way and guides our footsteps through life. This inspiring statue depicts Shinran Shonin in his missionary travel robes, as he appeared through most of his life propagating the teaching.

† † † The statue originally stood in Hiroshima at a site 2.5 kilometers northwest from the center of the first atomic bomb attack. Having survived the full force of the bomb, the statue was brought to New York in September of 1955 to be a testimonial to the atomic bomb devastation and a symbol of lasting hope for world peace.

Namu Amida Butsu
May 21, 1985 † † † Jodo Shinshu Honganji-Ha

 
Erected 1985.
 
Location. 40° 48.107′ N, 73° 58.219′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Riverside Drive north of W 105th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in front of the New York Buddhist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Riverside Drive, New York NY 10025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Shinran Shonin Marker in Japanese image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
2. Shinran Shonin Marker in Japanese
markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Shinran Shonin (here, next to this marker); Riverside Drive West 105th Street Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Franz Sigel Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Gershwin Family Residence (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Victor Herbert (approx. 0.2 miles away); Humphrey DeForest Bogart (approx. 0.2 miles away); Firemenís Memorial (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Firemenís Memorial (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Shinran Shonin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
3. Shinran Shonin Marker
Marker at the New York Buddhist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
4. Marker at the New York Buddhist Church
Marker on Riverside Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
5. Marker on Riverside Drive
Statue of Shinran Shonin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
6. Statue of Shinran Shonin
As stated on the marker, this statue of Shinran Shonin suvived the atomic bomb at Hiroshima.
Closeup Shinran Shonin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
7. Closeup Shinran Shonin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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