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Zuda Rokashi Hotan (1654-1728) was a prominent Buddhist scholar-priest active in Japan during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Zuda Rokashi Hotan was the founder of Kyoto's Kegonji Temple. Rokashi Hotan is best known in cartographic circles for his composition of the important Buddhist world map, Nansunbushu Bankoku Shoka no Zu (Outline Map of All Countries of the Universe). The map was intended to reconcile traditional Buddhist cosmography with modern scientific cartography and European cartographic innovations is one of the most important maps ever printed in Japan. Its composition and wide popularity influence Japanese Buddhist cartography well into the 19th century.


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