Chitatsu ［智達］ (n.d.): A priest of the Dharma Characteristics (Hossō) school in Japan. In 658, together with Chitsū, he journeyed to China and studied the doctrine of the Dharma Characteristics school under Hsüan-tsang and his disciple Tz’u-en. They brought the doctrine back with them. Earlier, Dōshō of Gangō-ji temple in Nara went to China in 653 and studied under Hsüan-tsang. On his return he spread the Dharma Characteristics teaching at Gangō-ji. Thus Chitatsu and Chitsū are regarded together as the second to propagate the doctrine of this school in Japan. After his return, Chitatsu lived at Gangō-ji temple and disseminated the Dharma Characteristics doctrine.