Buddhist Sanctuary

Buddhist Sanctuary


  • Buildings:

Basic Building Statistics (can be modified by difficulty level, arts, skills, traits and retainers)

  • Cost: 765
  • +1 happiness
  • Enables recruitment of Rank 1 sou

Clan Effects

  • Each religious chain building enables you to sustain one additional sou (to a maximum of 5)


The cherry tree blossoms from the right seed.

A place of refuge from the burdens of the world, a sanctuary gives the faithful a chance to understand the true meaning of the Buddha's teachings. A sanctuary can bring an air of contentment to a whole province, and train monks to spread the faith. Many Buddhist sanctuaries in Japan were built next to older Shinto shrines. In this, Japanese Buddhism was different from many other religious invasions across the world, which tended to build their new buildings on top of the wreckage of the old religion and its shrines. The new would nearly always replace the old, often with the aid of a builder's mattock. Buddhism, though, was quite content to leave a space for the kami, and even adopt some spirits as tutelary examples for the faithful. The resulting fusion of faiths lasted for hundreds of years, until the Meiji Restoration.