Enpuku-ji

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Enpuku-ji (Chōshi, Chiba)
円福寺
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Information
Mountain name Iinuma-zan
Denomination Shingon
Venerated Eleven-Faced Kannon
Founded ca. 810-824 (traditionally)
Founding priest Kūkai (traditionally)
Address 293 Babachō Chōshi, Chiba Prefecture
Country Japan

Enpuku-ji (円福寺?) is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Chōshi in Chiba Prefecture. According to tradition, the temple was founded by Kūkai between 810 and 824 AD, and possibly sits on the site of a former temple called Iinuma-ji. According to tradition, in this period Kūkai built a dōu (堂宇?) main hall and conducted services at the temple.[1] Enpuku-ji is the 27th station on the Bandō Sanjūsankasho circuit of temples in Eastern Japan, sacred to Goddess Kannon. The majority of buildings in the temple complex were destroyed during the aerial bombing of Chōshi in World War II.

Cultural Treasures[edit]

Order in Buddhist pilgrimages[edit]

Enpuku-ji is the 27th temple in the Bandō Sanjūsankasho, a pilgrimage circuit of 33 Buddhist temples in the Kantō region of eastern Japan dedicated to the Bodhisattva Kannon.

Preceded by
Kiyotaki-ji
#26
Bandō Sanjūsankasho
Enpuku-ji
#27
Succeeded by
Ryushō-in
#29

Sources[edit]

  • "Enpuku-ji". Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (日本歴史地名大系 “Compendium of Japanese Historical Place Names”). Tokyo: Netto Adobansusha. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  • Chiba-ken Kōtō Gakkō Kyōiku Kenkyūkai. Rekishi Bukai. (1989). Chiba-ken no rekishi sanpo (千葉県の歴史散步 "A Walk of Chiba Prefecture's History"). Tokyo: Yamakawa Shuppansha. ISBN 978-4-634-29120-1. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fukuda, Yūsen (1935), "Bōsō ni odoru hitobito (房總の概觀)", Bōsō ni odoru hitobito (房總に躍る人々) (in Japanese), Chiba: Bōsō Jidaisha Shuppanbu, p. 7, OCLC 672553619 

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Coordinates: 35°43′55″N 140°50′26.2″E / 35.73194°N 140.840611°E / 35.73194; 140.840611