True Word Precepts school ［真言律宗］ ( Shingon Risshū): A school of Buddhism in Japan that is based on the doctrines of the True Word (Shingon) school and also observes the Mahayana and Hinayana precepts. Eizon (1201–1290) is regarded as the founder of the True Word Precepts school. In the Kamakura period (1185–1333), Eizon of Saidai-ji temple in Nara traveled widely to expound the benefit of observing the precepts and gained many disciples and converts. While dedicating himself to upholding the precepts and restoring the Precepts (Ritsu) school, Eizon also practiced the teachings of the True Word school. This dual orientation led to his founding of the True Word Precepts school, based at Saidai-ji temple. Ninshō (1217–1303), a disciple of Eizon also known as Ryōkan, lived at Gokuraku-ji temple in Kamakura and disseminated his teacher’s doctrine widely in the Kanto region of central Japan. In 1872 the True Word Precepts school became affiliated with the True Word school, but in 1895 it became independent again. The head temple of the school is Saidai-ji.