774 CE - 835 CE
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774 CE - 835 CE: Kukai (Kobo Daishi), founder of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism.
774 CE - 835 CE: Life of the monk Kukai (aka Kobo Daishi), founder of Shingon Buddhism in Japan.
804 CE: Kukai's initiation as 8th Patriarch of Esoteric Buddhism.
804 CE - 806 CE: Japanese monk Kukai (aka Kobo Daishi) visits China and discovers Shingon Buddhism.
819 CE: Kukai (Kobo Daishi) establishes a monastery and headquarters for Shingon Buddhism on Mount Koya in Japan.
921 CE: The monk Kukai, founder of Shingon Buddhism in Japan, is given the posthumous title of Kobo Daishi.