Reading the Tannisho is perhaps the most meaningful way for today's Shin Buddhists to touch the thought of Shinran Shonin, who founded the tradition in 13th century Japan. This is a wonderful, modern translation by the eminent Dr. Taitetsu Unno, Professor of Religion at Smith College. Dr. Unno has kindly allowed the Living Dharma Website to use material from his book, the cover of which is shown at left. You can purchase the complete book at (revised, 1996 edition).

Dr. Unno's Foreword


Chapter I to X

Special Preface

Chapters XI to XVIII


How To Read The Tannisho

The Tannisho Glossary

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