Naze Ikiru: Rennyo Shounin to Yoshizaki Enjou

Naze Ikiru: Rennyo Shounin to Yoshizaki Enjou photo
English title I want to let you know that I love you.
Japanese Title なぜ生きる─蓮如上人と吉崎炎上─
Type Movie
Airing Status Finished Airing
Air Date 2016-05-21
End Date 2016-06-22
Season spring 2016
Producers Miracle Bus
Genres historical


Ryouken, a young man who hates temples and monks, laments his misfortunes but finds hope in his soon-to-be-born child. An unfortunate accident took everything from Ryouken. In the days of self-abandonment and suffering in darkness, Ryouken finds the teachings of the high priest Rennyo. In it, he finds answers to the question "Why live" as explained by the sage Shinran. As he is drawn into the teachings and no longer hesitates, Ryouken becomes Rennyo's apprentice. The number of worshippers increase, but the Honganji temple becomes a target of the other sects, forcing Ryouken and Rennyo to flee from Kyoto. In order to find a new place to teach, they arrive in Yoshizaki (now in Fukui Prefecture) in the Hokuriku region.

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