TOYOKAWA INARI (豊川稲荷) is the popular name for a Buddhist temple of the Sōtō sect located in the city of Toyokawa in eastern Aichi Prefecture , Japan . The temple’s true name is 妙厳寺 (MYōGON-JI), or full name is Enpukuzan Toyokawa-kaku, Myōgon-ji (円福山 豊川閣 妙厳寺). Despite the torii gate at the entrance, and the popular identification of its main image of veneration (a Juichimen Kannon ) with Inari Okami , the Shinto kami of fertility, rice, agriculture, industry and worldly success, the institution is a Buddhist temple and has no overt association with the Shinto religion.
* 1 History * 2 Cultural Properties * 3 Tōkai Hundred Kannon * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Notes
The temple was founded in 1441 by a Buddhist priest named Tōkai
Gieki (東海義易), whose distance predecessor,
Kangan Giin had
Tantric Buddhism in
Song Dynasty ,
The temple was patronized in the Sengoku period by Imagawa Yoshimoto , Oda Nobunaga , Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu , and by pilgrims from the merchant classes in the Edo period through the modern period.
Most of the temple was rebuilt in the Meiji period or later; however, the Sanmon dates from 1536 and is the oldest existent buildings in the complex. The Main Hall was reconstructed in the Tempo period (1830-1843), and several other buildings also date from the Edo period. In terms of registered cultural properties, the temple has a wooden Kamakura period statue of Jizo Bosatsu which is a National Important Cultural Property .
TōKAI HUNDRED KANNON
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* Smyers, Karen Ann. The fox and the jewel: shared and private meanings in contemporary Japanese. University of Hawaii Press (1998). ISBN 0-8248-2102-5
Coordinates : 34°49′28.26″N 137°23′31.24″E / 34.8245167°N 137.3920111°E / 34.8245167; 137.3920111
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Buddhist temples in Japan
JAPANESE BUDDHIST ARCHITECTURE
* 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
* karamon * nijūmon * niōmon * rōmon * sanmon * sōmon * torii
* Chinjusha * chōzuya/temizuya * -dō * main hall (kon-dō, hon-dō, butsuden) * kuri * kyōzō or kyō-dō * shoin
* gorintō * hōkyōintō * hōtō * kasatōba * sotōba * muhōtō * tahōtō
* A-un * ken
SCHOOLS AND OBJECTS OF WORSHIP
* Jōdo * Nichiren * Shingon * Tendai
* Jōjitsu * Hossō * Kusha * Kegon * Ritsu * Sanron
OBJECTS OF WORSHIP
* kei (ritual gong) * mokugyō
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