Sada Kaiseki


Sada Kaiseki (Kanrei, 1818-1882) was a Shingon monk and a leading Buddhist figure of the early Meiji period. Operating during a central time for the formulation of fundamental modernization policies that would determine the future of Japan, Sada Kaiseki is a fascinating case of a Buddhist intellectual who did not hesitate to criticize the Meiji government and organize citizens’ movements to counter its policies.