Kawate, Bunjiro
(1814-1883)
   Also known as Akasawa, Bunji and Konko Daijin. Born into a farming family in Okayama he was adopted as heir of the Kawate family at eleven. In 1854 at the age of forty he fell critically ill. A relative speaking in trance revealed that the illness was a curse of the dangerous god Konjin and Kawate recovered from his illness by swearing devotion to the deity. First his younger brother then Kawate himself began to receive communications from Konjin and in 1859 Kawate was instructed to give up farming and devote his life to transmitting the words of Konjin, whom he perceived as a benevolent parent-deity. For a description of Kawate's teachings see Konko-kyo. His only written work, an autobiography entitled Konko daijin-kaku (writing of Konko Daijin) appeared in 1874.

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