2007 年 55 巻 2 号 p. 548-551,1238
Kongwang-fo is the one of the Past-Buddhas mentioned in a few sutras, such as the Lotus Sutra. We find faith in Kongwang-fo in the Mianshan area of Shanxi Province even today. On the other hand we can rarely see reverence of this Buddha in the other areas. Although there is a brief reference in the book of travels by the Japanese monk En-nin when he was on a tour of China in 9th century, not much research work has been carried out to date. This paper refers on the condition of the existence and development of the faith, and reports on the results of my investigation on the ground in Mian-shan.