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384 CE: Buddhism is adopted as the state religion by the Baekje kingdom of western Korea.
538 CE: Alternative date to 552 CE for the introduction of Buddhism to Japan from Korea.
552 CE: Traditional date for the introduction of Buddhism to Japan from Korea.
573 CE - 622 CE: Prince Shotoku was the founder of Japanese Buddhism and of the Japanese nation. He is famous for his 17-article constitution, the first Buddhist constitution ever to be created.
756 CE - 907 CE: Taoism loses popular support with the decline of the Tang Dynasty. Replaced by Confucianism and Buddhism.
767 CE - 822 CE: Life of Saicho, founder of Tendai Buddhism in Japan.
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.
838 CE - 847 CE: Japanese Tendai Buddhist monk Ennin studies esoteric Buddhism in China.
921 CE: The monk Kukai, founder of Shingon Buddhism in Japan, is given the posthumous title of Kobo Daishi.
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