Hokyo (法教)

Hokyo (years of birth and death unknown) was a priest in the Nara period. He was a self-ordained priest titled Shami.


A legend says that, in December of 781, he led people from Ise Province, Mino Province, Owari Province, and Shima Province to build the Hatto (lecture hall), the priests' living quarters, and the public Buddhist bathhouse of Tadojingu-ji Temple.

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