Group of 100 Devotees of Koyasan and Kumano


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Chairman of the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. Chairman of the Platinum Society Network 28th president of the University of Tokyo

Hiroshi Komiyama


After graduating from the doctoral program of the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 1972, Hiroshi Komiyama served as the dean of the University’s Faculty of Engineering and in other positions before becoming its 28th president in April 2005. After leaving that position in March 2009, he became chairman of the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. that April. In August 2010, he founded the Platinum Society Network in order to build a sustainable, hope-filled future society, and became the organization’s chairman. He has written numerous books, including Kadaisenshinkoku Nihon (Chuo Koron Shinsha), Nihon Saisouzou (Toyo Keizai), and Shinbijon 2050 (Nikkei BP). He’s also won many awards in Japan and overseas, including the Ordine della Stella della Solideriet? Italiana in 2007, the Telecommunications Month Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Award in 2014, the Zaikai Award Special Prize in 2016, the Maritime Nation Accomplishments Award in 2016, and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award in 2017.

Koyasan is a World Heritage in Wakayama.
Kukai founded Koyasan as a sacred site of Shingon esoteric Buddhism in order to safeguard the peace and security of the Japanese nation and society.
It’s axiomatic to note that Kukai was a master of calligraphy, but you can imagine how he combined various aspects of genius when you consider that he brought back a variety of technologies with him from China, including architecture, medicine, and cooking.
He also founded Japan's first school for the general public, and he did his utmost to train graduates by teaching topics such as philosophy and literary art.
Legend holds that he fell into a deep meditation at age 62 but that he has now awakened to continue to pray for the salvation of all sentient beings.
I look forward to visiting the two great sacred sites for those who venerate the great Kukai: Danjo Gran Sacred Temple Complex Sacred Temple Complex, where you can experience the teachings of Shingon esoteric Buddhism, and Okuno-in, where Kukai continues to pray today.

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