Japanese Buddhism
Tendai Buddhism continues Chinese Tian Tai Buddhism, an eclectic school that includes a variety of means of practice including meditation, the use of mantras, and allegiance to a variety of Buddhist scriptures. Tian Tai developed a method of rating Buddhist scriptures which tended to place the Lotus Sutra at the top. Much of Chinese and Japanese Buddhism would develop as Tian Tai/Tendai priests began to emphasize one or more elements of practice or belief.