Myōō-in

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Myōō-in (明王院) is a Buddhist temple in Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan.

History[edit]

This temple was said to be constructed by the Ritsu school of Buddhism in 807, by Kukai. The original name of the temple was Jofuku-ji. The major object of worship at this temple, a statue of Juichimen-Kannon, is estimated to have originated in the early years of the Heian Period and no doubt was extant in the 9th century. During the Edo Period this temple changed its sect affiliation and name to fall under the protection of the Mizuno clan, a clan of Daimyo in the region. Today, the temple belongs to Daigakuji-ha of Shingon Buddhism.

Object of Worship[edit]

  • Juchimen-Kannon – estimated to be carved in the 9th century

Cultural Properties[edit]

This temple has two National Treasures and one Important Cultural Property selected by Japanese government.

National Treasures[edit]

  • The Main Hall – constructed in 1321
  • Five Story Pagoda – constructed in 1348

Important Cultural Properties[edit]

Access[edit]

References[edit]

Official Home Page of Fukuyama City

Coordinates: 34°28′43″N 133°20′46″E / 34.4787°N 133.346°E / 34.4787; 133.346