Kōryū-ji (広隆寺?) is a Shingon temple in Uzumasa, Ukyō Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple is also known by the names Uzumasa-dera (太秦寺?) and Kadono-dera (葛野寺?), and was formerly known as Hatanokimi-dera (秦公寺?), Hachioka-dera (蜂岡寺?) and Hōkō-ji (蜂岡寺?).
Kōryū-ji is said to be the oldest temple in Kyoto, having been constructed in 603 by Hata no Kawakatsu upon receiving a Buddhist statue from Prince Shōtoku. Fires in 818 and 1150 destroyed the entire temple complex, but it was rebuilt several times since.
Wooden statue of Bodhisattva
The temple contains a number of important pieces of cultural heritage. One of national treasures in Japan (registered on June 9, 1951), a wooden image of the Bodhisattva Maitreya sitting contemplatively in the half-lotus position, called "Hōkan Miroku" (宝冠弥勒?) is amongst the rare objects that are preserved and displayed at Kōryū-ji.
- Historical Sites of Prince Shōtoku
- List of Buddhist temples in Kyoto
- List of National Treasures of Japan (temples)
- List of National Treasures of Japan (ancient documents)
- List of National Treasures of Japan (sculptures)
- For an explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, and Japanese Buddhist temple architecture, see the Glossary of Japanese Buddhism.
- Daijirin, 2nd edition
- Daijisen, 1st edition
- Kōjien, 5th edition
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