Jianzhen, a renowned monk of the Tang Dynasty of China, underwent many hardships during six attempts to sail east to Japan. The first five ended in failure due to many reasons, but he finally made it in his last attempt. He reached Japan in year 754 and devoted rest of his life to disseminating Buddhist doctrines. As a great cultural envoy, he made splendid contributions to the cultural ecchange and development between China and Japan with wisdom and effort. He set a permanent example to the world with his firm faith, indomitable will and broadmindedness.