Tokiwa Daijō 常盤大定 (1870-1945)
Tokiwa Daijō 常盤大定 (1870-1945) was a Japanese Buddhologist who wrote several important studies of Chinese Buddhism.
Tokiwa's family was affiliated with the Ōtani Branch 大谷 of Jōdō Shinshū 淨土真宗, and he became a priest at the age of 17. At the age of 29 he graduated with a degree in philosophy from the Imperial University of Tōkyō. Over the next years he taught at secondary and postsecondary schools, including ones associated with the Shin, Tendai, and Nichiren Sects. He also held positions at Shin temples and seminaries.
Tokiwa devoted much of his life to the study of Chinese Buddhism, and between 1920 and his death he visited China five times.
With Sekino Tadashi 關野貞