Eihō-ji

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Eihō-ji
永保寺
Kokeizan-teien.jpg
Information
Denomination Rinzai school
Founded 1313
Address 1-40 Kokeizan-chō
Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture
Country Japan

Eihō-ji (永保寺?) is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in northern Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

Eihō-ji was established in 1313 by the Nanzen-ji branch of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. The temple grounds are home to a number of zazen trainees, and the temple holds regular zazen sessions open to the general public. In addition to two buildings listed as National Treasures, the grounds include a pond, bridge and waterfall, and a traditional Zen garden.

On September 10, 2003, one of the main living quarters was destroyed by a fire. After a fundraising campaign run by the residents of Tajimi, the restoration was completed on August 29, 2007.

The Mahavira Hall of Eihō-ji.
Kokeizan-kannondo

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.

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