The Hokai-ji Temple (法界寺) belongs to the Daigo school of Shingon Buddhism and is also known as Hino Yakushi. The Hokai-ji Temple (法界寺) was founded in 1051 when Sukenari Hino converted the mountain villa of the Hino family into a temple. The Hino family belonged to the powerful Fujiwara Clan who where close to the Imperial Family. Amongst the Hino family members Continue reading «Hokai-ji Temple (法界寺) in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto!»Read more ›
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Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺 “Temple of the Silver Pavilion”), officially named Jishō-ji (慈照寺 “Temple of Shining Mercy”), is a Zen temple in the Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. This temple has been known as the Higashiyama-den (Higashiyama Palace) of the eight Ashikaga Shogun Yoshimasa. After his death, it was converted into this temple in accordance with his will. The two-storied Kannon-den (観音殿), is the Continue reading «Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺) “The Silver Pavilion”!»Read more ›
Last year in autumn I wanted to see different shrines and temples in the province of Nara. On this particular day , the aim was to visit Ōno-ji Temple, Murō-ji temple and Tanzan jinja, all in Uda County. It was a fine day and the autumn colours where at its peak. There are not so many tourists visiting these shrines Continue reading «Ōno-ji Temple (大野寺) and the Rock Carved Maitreya!»Read more ›