Hongan-ji’ may also refer to any one of several actual temple buildings associated with the sect. During the Sengoku period, terre pure, Zen et autorité : La dispute de l’ère Jôô et la réfutation du Mémorandum sur des contradictions de la foi par Ryônyo du Honganji PDF the power of the monks of the Hongan-ji, Oda Nobunaga tried to destroy it.
For ten years, he laid siege to the Ishiyama Hongan-ji in Osaka, one of the two primary temple fortresses of the sect. He was succeeded by his legitimate son, Junnyo, as abbot in 1592. Formally known as the Jodo-Shinshu Honganji-ha, it is the largest of all the Jodo Shinshu branches. Compared with the Higashi Hongan-ji, it has a history of institutional stability that accounts for high membership figures, and a larger geographical reach, but fewer well-known modern thinkers. The Hongwanji International Center, to the east of Nishi Hongan-ji, coordinates dialogue with Jōdo Shinshū organizations around the world and produces translation work. The Nishi Hongan-ji operates the Hongwanji Publishing Company which produces books, music, films, and anime about Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism.
They also publish a bimonthly newspaper, the Hongwanji Journal and their website includes, among other things, a TV channel devoted to explaining Buddhism and Hongan-ji’s everyday operations. Higashi Hongan-ji is one of the two dominant subsects of Jōdo Shinshū, the other being the Nishi Honganji. During the Meiji Restoration in the 1860s, the government set down new guidelines for the management of religious organizations. An organization called Ōtani-ha was put in control of Higashi Hongan-ji. In 1987, this temple was renamed Shinshū Honbyō « Shinshū Mausoleum », although the earlier name is still used.