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  • Born: 1166
  • Died: 1227
  • Other Names: Gazen

Shunjô, also known as Gazen, was a monk of the Ritsu sect traditionally credited with being the first to introduce the Neo-Confucian thought of Zhu Xi to Japan.

He lived in China from 1199 until 1211.


  • Robert Morrell, "Zeami's Kasuga Ryûjin (Dragon God of Kasuga), or Myôe Shônin," Early Kamakura Buddhism: A Minority Report, Asian Humanities Press (1987), 103.