Japanese Buddhism changed forever when Oda Nobunaga razed the Mount Hiei temples and broke the back of the Warrior Monk organization. But what if he didn’t? What if political unity emerged under the shadow, not of the Tokugawa Shogunate, but the Tendai Temple State?
“Good day, Lord Shiba. You seem troubled, full of past regrets and future worries. Plagued, perhaps, by your attachment to your material possessions? Yes, that is why the Temple State seeks out those who accumulate too much wealth. *musket-cocking sound* Now let us relieve you of it.”