Taisan-ji (Matsuyama)

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Taisan-ji (太山寺?) is a Shingon temple in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. It is Temple 52 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. The Hondō is a National Treasure.

History[edit]

Taisan-ji is said to have been founded by a wealthy merchant from Kyushu in the sixth century, after he had been saved from a shipwreck by Jūichimen Kannon. The temple enjoyed imperial patronage from the time of Emperor Shōmu.[1]

Buildings[edit]

Treasures[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Miyata, Taisen (2006). The 88 Temples of Shikoku Island, Japan. Koyasan Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles. p. 104. 
  2. ^ "Taisanji Hondō". Matsuyama City. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Database of Registered National Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Taisanji Hondō". Ehime Prefecture. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Taisanji Niōmon". Matsuyama City. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Database of Registered National Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Taisanji Niōmon". Ehime Prefecture. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Taisanji Jūichimen Kannon". Matsuyama City. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Database of Registered National Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Taisanji Jūichimen Kannon". Ehime Prefecture. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Taisanji Jūichimen Kannon". Matsuyama City. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Database of Registered National Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 


Coordinates: 33°53′6.3″N 132°42′53.8″E / 33.885083°N 132.714944°E / 33.885083; 132.714944