was sent to China’s then-capital Xi’an to study under Master Huiguo at Qinglong Temple. After two years, Kukai returned to Japan with not only Buddhist teachings but also Buddhist art. Kukai established Shingon Buddhism in Japan, and. Tantric, Esoteric, Vajrayana Buddhism in Japan. Japan’s Tendai & Shingon Sects of Esoteric Buddhism. The Yamato dynasty consolidated its rule over most of Japan. Divine origins were ascribed to the imperial family. Shinto…