The Buddhist Church in Japan has never been centralized along the Catholic lines, that is, Buddhist monks are like European Protestants. From the 14th century in Europe, it was the Protestant preachers who became the leaders of peasant uprisings, as did the Buddhist monks in Japan. Like Protestants, different Buddhist monasteries could be at enmity (and even fight) among themselves.
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.