Shoda Douglas Kanai

Shoda Douglas Kanai, Shonin

Shoda Douglas Kanai, Shonin is the head priest of the Nichiren Buddhist Kannon Temple of Nevada, a branch temple of Nichiren Shu. He is currently the only American priest that has completed the 100 Days Acetic Training twice.

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