Kumadani-ji (Awa)

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Kumadani-ji
熊谷寺
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Denomination Shingon
Venerated Senjū Kannon
Founded early 9th century
Founder(s) Kūkai
Address Awa-shi, Tokushima-ken
Country Japan

Kumadani-ji (熊谷寺?) is a Kōya-san Shingon temple in Awa, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. Temple 8 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage, the main image is of Senjū Kannon. The temple is said to have been founded by Kōbō Daishi.[1][2] The Hondō was destroyed by fire in 1928 and has been rebuilt.[3] The Daishidō, tahōtō, chūmon, and shōrō have all been designated Prefectural Cultural Properties.[4]

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  1. ^ Miyata, Taisen (2006). The 88 Temples of Shikoku Island, Japan. Koyasan Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles. p. 51. 
  2. ^ Miyazaki, Tateki (2004). Shikoku henro hitori aruki dōgyō-ninin. Matsuyama. p. 44. 
  3. ^ "Kumadaniji". Awa City. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tokushima bunkazai". Tokushima Prefecture. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 

Coordinates: 34°07′22″N 134°20′24″E / 34.12278°N 134.34000°E / 34.12278; 134.34000