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Kongōbu-ji
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. Its name means Temple
Temple
of the Diamond Mountain Peak. 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
Kanō Tanyū
(1602-1674) and members of 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. At the temple visitors can listen to the sermons of the monks and participate ajikan meditation session. The term ajikan refers to the breathing method and meditation method of the Shingon
Shingon
Buddhism.[1]

Contents

1 Gallery 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Gallery[edit]

Approach

Fudōdō, a National Treasure

Banryūtei rock garden

Eight Attendants

Eight Attendants

Seitaka Doji

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

^ "About Kongobuji Temple
Temple
- Mount Koya Travel Guide Planetyze". Planetyze. Retrieved 2017-11-29. 

Japan
Japan
Visitor article Wakayama Prefecture
Wakayama Prefecture
article Alison Main, Newell Platten, The Lure of the Japanese Garden, W. W. Norton & Company, 2002, page 46. ISBN 0-393-73091-3. Dorothy Perkins, Encyclopedia of Japan: Japanese History and Culture, from Abacus to Zori, "Kongobuji" article, Facts on File, 1991, page 182. ISBN 0-8160-1934-7.

External links[edit]

Kongōbuji official site

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