Anraku-ji (Kamiita)

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Anraku-ji Hondō

Anraku-ji (安楽寺?) is a Kōya-san Shingon temple in Kamiita, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. Temple 6 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage, the main image is of Yakushi Nyorai. The temple is said to have been founded by Kōbō Daishi, who carved the image.[1][2] The Hōjō (1751–1829) has been placed on the cultural properties register.[3] Anraku-ji has played an influential role in the Shikoku Reijōkai (Shikoku Pilgrimage Association), providing its first head in 1956.[4]

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  1. ^ Miyata, Taisen (2006). The 88 Temples of Shikoku Island, Japan. Koyasan Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles. p. 49. 
  2. ^ Miyazaki, Tateki (2004). Shikoku henro hitori aruki dōgyō-ninin. Matsuyama. p. 44. 
  3. ^ "Database of Registered National Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Reader, Ian (2005). Making Pilgrimages: Meaning and Practice in Shikoku. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 170ff. ISBN 978-0-8248-2907-0. 

Coordinates: 34°7′5″N 134°23′18.2″E / 34.11806°N 134.388389°E / 34.11806; 134.388389