Samurai Generals like Tokugawa Ieyasu, Takeda Shingen & Kato Kiyomasa are the Protectors of India's Buddhist Heritage
Samurai - Protectors & Preservers of India's Buddhist Golden Age
The Samurai were the noble warriors of Japan and continue to be the most popular of all ancient heroes even today -- all over the world. They were also the greatest patrons and preservers of Buddhism -- building many of the world's most important and popular Buddhist temples. Almost all of the major Buddhist generals were devout Buddhists who even became Buddhist monks/priests -- and the great Takeda Shingen even made it clear that a Samurai (and all Japanese) must always uphold the Buppo-Obo or Law of the Buddha. Similarly, the Lotus Sutra is the most popular scripture all over the world -- and it was protected by the great General Kato Kiyomasa. But above all, the Tokugawa Shogunate was the most important of all Samurai even presiding over 265 years that comprised Japan's Golden Age. The great Japanese Samurai Okakura Tenshin brought the necessary articles to India to continue the Tokugawa lineage -- which itself was founded by a Japanese Buddhist priest Matsudaira Chikauji. The Indo-Japan Samurai Center thus represents the spirit of both India and Japan in a way that promotes positive consciousness -- as well as the Noble traits of Bushido and Buddhism for today's generations.