Hōrin-ji (法輪寺) is a Rinzai Buddhist temple in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture (formerly Harima province).
With the patronage of the Akamatsu clan, Sesson Yūbai was able to become the founder of a number of provincial Buddhist temple-monasteries, including Hōrin-ji in Harima.
Hōrin-ji was ranked among the provincial jissatsu by the Muromachi shogunate, which encouraged its shugo vassals to found monasteries in their domains.
Prominent among Yūbai's followers were Akamatsu Norimura (1277-1350) and his son Akamatsu Norisuke (1314-1371).
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Coordinates: 34°49′23″N 134°39′43″E / 34.8231°N 134.662°E