Archive for May, 2012

by / on May 28, 2012 at 2:42 PM / in Higashiyama, Local Gems

The strolling garden of Gansui-no-niwa in Raigo-in Temple!

The strolling garden of Gansui-no-niwa in Raigo-in Temple!, a set on Flickr. One of the sub-temples of Sennyu-ji temple, Raigo-in temple, was reportedly founded by Fujiwara Nobufusa when the court noble became a devout believer in Rev. Gatsuo, the 4th generation abbot of the Sennyu-ji temple, and donated a sub-temple to the high priest. The wooden sitting image of Kojin […]

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by / on May 28, 2012 at 6:56 AM / in Higashiyama, Local Gems, Uncategorized

Hiden-in Temple: Imperial Temple for Prayer!

Hiden-in Temple: Imperial Temple for Prayer!, a set on Flickr. One of the sub-temples of Sennyuji Tmeple, “Hiden-in” was originally a welfare facility for the needy, elderly and orphaned children, and was built in the capital city like Nara before Kyoto became the capital in 794. During the Heian period (794-1192) two Hiden-in existed, one in the East, and the […]

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by / on May 26, 2012 at 9:25 PM / in Higashiyama, Local Gems

Kaikoji Temple Founded by Saint Donsho Ninritsu!

Kaikoji Temple Founded by Saint Donsho Ninritsu!, a set on Flickr. Saint Donsho Ninritsu constructed Kaikoji Temple, which is one of the subtemples of Sennyuji Temple, on the West side of Kyoto Station in 1228 after he came back to Japan from China (called Song in those days). After that, the temple was relocated a number of times. It has […]

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by / on May 25, 2012 at 10:04 PM / in Higashiyama, Local Gems, Places of interest

Sokujoin Temple Founded in 992!

Sokujoin Temple Founded in 992!, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: The origin of this temple is believed to date back to 992 when the noted priest Eshin of Enryakuji Temple (Mt. Hiei) built Komyoin temple in Fushimi in the south of Kyoto. During the second half of the 11th century, Toshitsuna Tachibana, son of Yorimichi Fujiwara, the highest ranked […]

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by / on May 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1869 -Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan.

The Republic of Ezo was a short-lived state established by former Tokugawa retainers in what is now known as Hokkaidō, the large but sparsely populated northernmost island in modern Japan. After the defeat of the forces of the Tokugawa Shogunate in the Boshin War (1869) of the Meiji Restoration, a part of the former Shogun’s navy led by Admiral Enomoto […]

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by / on May 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

1932 – The May 15 Incident!

Historical Events Today: 1932 – The May 15 Incident: in an attempted Coup d’état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed. Inukai Tsuyoshi was a Japanese politician and the 29th Prime Minister of Japan from 13 December 1931 to 15 May 1932. Inukai was born to a former samurai family of the Niwase Domain, in Niwase village, Bizen […]

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by / on May 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1265 -Emperor Fushimi of Japan.

Emperor Fushimi (伏見天皇 Fushimi-tennō) was the 92nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1287 through 1298. In 1289, by making his own son (the future Emperor Go-Fushimi) Crown Prince, he increased the antagonism of the Daikakuji line. In 1290, the family of Asawara Tameyori made an assassination attempt on the […]

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