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List of famous alumni from Komazawa University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Komazawa University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Komazawa University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Komazawa University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Komazawa University.

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Taizan Maezumi and Dainin Katagiri.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Komazawa University?” and “Which celebrities are Komazawa University alumni?”
Taizan Maezumi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Komazawa University Alumni
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Hakuyū Taizan Maezumi was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher and rōshi, and lineage holder in the Sōtō, Rinzai and Harada-Yasutani traditions of Zen. He combined the Rinzai use of koans and the Sōtō emphasis on shikantaza in his teachings, influenced by his years studying under Hakuun Yasutani in the ...more

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Age: Died at 64 (1931-1995)

Birthplace: Otawara, Japan

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Shunryu Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Komazawa University Alumni
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Shunryu Suzuki


Shunryu Suzuki was a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, and is renowned for founding the first Buddhist monastery outside Asia. Suzuki founded San Francisco Zen Center, which along with its affiliate temples, comprises one of the most influential Zen ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1904-1971)

Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Harada Daiun Sogaku is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Komazawa University Alumni
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Harada Daiun Sogaku


Daiun Sogaku Harada Rōshi was a Sōtō Zen monk who trained under both Sōtō and Rinzai teachers and became known for his teaching combining methods from both schools. ...more

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Age: Died at 90 (1871-1961)

Birthplace: Obama, Japan

Dainin Katagiri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Komazawa University Alumni
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Dainin Katagiri


Jikai Dainin Katagiri, also known as Hojo-san Katagiri, was a Sōtō Zen roshi and the founding abbot of Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he served from 1972 until his death from cancer in 1990. Before becoming first abbot of the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1928-1990)

Birthplace: Osaka, Japan