Kōchi ［広智］ (n.d.): A priest of the Tendai school in Japan during the late eighth and early ninth centuries. He began his studies under Dōchū, who was a disciple of Ganjin (688–763; Chin Chien-chen), founder of the Japanese Precepts (Ritsu) school. Kōchi lived at Daiji-ji temple in Shimotsuke Province. After Dōchū’s death, he became a central figure in the Precepts school in the Kanto area. He was widely revered for his outstanding virtue and was called Bodhisattva Kōchi. When Dengyō traveled to Kanto, Kōchi learned the Tendai meditation and the doctrines of the Lotus Sutra from him. Following Dengyō’s instruction, he devoted himself to propagating the Tendai doctrines in Kanto. Kōchi is said to have assisted Dengyō in copying sutras. He conducted the tonsure ceremony for Jikaku, a native of Shimotsuke Province, and introduced him to Dengyō. Jikaku later became the third chief priest of Enryaku-ji, the head temple of the Tendai school.