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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A few days ago, while visiting the Ginkakuji temple in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, I noticed a large Torii in a side street. When you leave the Silver Pavillion it’s to your right for about 100 meters. It’s very quit there, there is no-one there and the only sound is the birds chirping. The Hachi Shrine (八神社) is situated on a small Continue reading «Hachi Shrine (八神社) in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto!»Read more ›
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 ›