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KONGōBU-JI (金剛峯寺) is the ecclesiastic head temple of Koyasan Shingon
Shingon
Buddhism , located on Mount Kōya
Mount Kōya
(高野山, Kōya-san), Wakayama prefecture , Japan
Japan
. Its name means Temple
Temple
of the Diamond Mountain. It is part of the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range " UNESCO World Heritage Site .

The temple was first constructed as Seigan-ji Temple
Temple
in 1593 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
on the death of his mother, rebuilt in 1861, and given its present name in 1869. It contains many sliding screen doors painted by Kanō Tanyū (1602-1674) and members of Kyoto
Kyoto
's Kanō school .

The temple's modern Banryūtei (蟠龍庭) rock garden is Japan's largest (2340 square meters), with 140 granite stones arranged to suggest a pair of dragons emerging from clouds to protect the temple.

The 413th abbot of Kongobuji is Reverend Keiho Nakanishi, who also acts as the archbishop of the Koyasan
Koyasan
Shingon
Shingon
school.

CONTENTS

* 1 Gallery * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links

GALLERY

*

Approach *

Konpon Daitō, the central pagoda *

Kondō, the main hall of Mt. Kōya *

Fudōdō, a National Treasure *

Saitō, the west pagoda *

Tōtō, the east pagoda *

Mieidō *

Sannō-in *

Banryūtei rock garden *

Eight Attendants *

Eight Attendants *

*

Seitaka Doji

SEE ALSO

* List of National Treasures of Japan
Japan
(temples) * List of National Treasures of Japan
Japan
(ancient documents) * List of National Treasures of Japan
Japan
(paintings) * List of National Treasures of Japan
Japan
(sculptures) * List of National Treasures of Japan
Japan
(writings) * List of National Treasures of Japan
Japan
(crafts-others) * Tourism in Japan
Japan

REFERENCES

* Japan
Japan
Visitor article * Wakayama Prefecture article * Alison Main, Newell Platten, The Lure of the Japanese Garden, W. W. Norton 135.584092 Coordinates : 34°12′51″N 135°35′03″E / 34.214081°N 135.584092°E / 34.214081; 135.584092

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Buddhist temples in Japan
Japan

JAPANESE BUDDHIST ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTONIC ELEMENTS

* hidden roof * hisashi * irimoya * kaerumata: see nakazonae * kairō * karahafu * karesansui * kentozuka: see nakazonae * komainu * katōmado * mokoshi * moya * nakazonae * Niō or Kongōrikishi * sandō * shichidō garan * shōrō * sōrin * tokyō * tōrō * onigawara

MON (GATES)

* karamon * nijūmon * niōmon * rōmon * sanmon * sōmon * torii

BUILDINGS

* Chinjusha
Chinjusha
* chōzuya/temizuya * -dō * main hall (kon-dō, hon-dō, butsuden) * kuri * kyōzō or kyō-dō * shoin

JAPANESE PAGODAS

* gorintō * hōkyōintō * hōtō * kasatōba * sotōba * muhōtō * tahōtō

STYLES

* Daibutsuyō
Daibutsuyō
* Wayō * Setchūyō * Shoin-zukuri
Shoin-zukuri
* Shin- Wayō * Zenshūyō * Ōbaku Zen architecture

OTHERS

* A-un * ken

SCHOOLS AND OBJECTS OF WORSHIP

MAJOR SCHOOLS

* Jōdo * Nichiren * Shingon
Shingon
* Tendai

ZEN SCHOOLS

* Sōtō
Sōtō
* Ōbaku
Ōbaku
* Rinzai

NANTO ROKUSHū

* Jōjitsu * Hossō * Kusha * Kegon
Kegon
* Ritsu * Sanron

OBJECTS OF WORSHIP

* Amida Nyōrai * Benzaiten
Benzaiten
* Dainichi Nyorai * Jizō * Kannon * Marishi-ten * Shaka Nyorai * Shitennō (Four Kings) * Twelve Heavenly Generals
Twelve Heavenly Generals
(Jūni Shinshō) * Yakushi Nyorai

OTHER ELEMENTS

IMPLEMENTS

* kei (ritual gong) * mokugyō

OTHERS

* bussokuseki * butsudan * Glossary of Japanese Buddhism * Japanese Buddhist pantheon * jingū-ji * miyadera * saisenbako

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