Ankoku-ji (Fukuyama)

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Ankoku-ji
安国寺
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Front of Ankoku-ji
Information
Denomination Rinzai Zen
Founded 1273
Address Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture
Country Japan

Ankoku-ji (安国寺?) is a Buddhist temple of the Kokutai-ji branch of Rinzai school of Buddhism in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. This temple was built by the priest Kakushin in 1273. Afterwards, it was revived by Ankokuji Ekei in 1579, though it remained in decline. This temple is classified as an Important Cultural Property.

See also[edit]

  • For an explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, and Japanese Buddhist temple architecture, see the Glossary of Japanese Buddhism.