Definition of Obaku in English:

Obaku

Pronunciation /ˈəʊbakuː/ /ˈəʊbəkuː/ /əʊˈbɑːkuː/

noun

  • One of the three principal branches of Japanese Zen Buddhism. Compare Rinzai , "Soto".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chinese Repository. From Japanese Ōbaku from the name of Mount Obaku (Japanese Ōbaku-san), given by the Chinese monk known in Japanese as Ingen to the mountain near Kyoto where he founded the sect.