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 Continue reading «The strolling garden of Gansui-no-niwa in Raigo-in Temple!»Read more ›
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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 Continue reading «Kaikoji Temple Founded by Saint Donsho Ninritsu!»Read more ›
Nichiren Shonin (日蓮) (February 16, 1222 – October 13, 1282) was a Buddhist monk who lived during the Kamakura period (1185–1333) in Japan. Nichiren taught devotion to the Lotus Sutra, entitled Myōhō-Renge-Kyō in Japanese, as the exclusive means to attain enlightenment and the chanting of Nam-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō as the essential practice of the teaching. Nichiren Buddhism includes various schools with diverging interpretations of Continue reading «Famous Birthdays Today: 1222 -Nichiren, Japan, Buddhist priest and saint. »Read more ›