Kiyomizu-dera (Isumi, Chiba)
|Founded||9th century (traditionally)|
|Founder(s)||Sakanoue no Tamuramaro|
|Address||1270 Kamone, Misaki-machi, Isumi, Chiba Prefecture|
Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺?) is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Isumi in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. According to an alternate reading of the name in Japanese, the temple is also referred to as Seisui-ji, and is commonly known as the Kiyomizu Kannon. Kiyomizu-dera is the 32nd temple in the Bandō Sanjūsankasho, or the circuit of 33 Buddhist temples in Eastern Japan sacred to bodhisattva Kannon.
According to legend, Kiyomizu-dera was founded in the Heian period by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, the first shogun of Japan. Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, closely associated with the construction of Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto, reputedly built the Isumi temple as a replica of the well-known Kyoto temple of the same name. Nearly all temple structures of the Heian period were destroyed by fire at some time in the Muromachi period between 1469-148, and today few Heian period remnants are extant. The present hon-dō (Main Hall) was reconstructed between 1688 and 1703.
Order in Buddhist Pilgrimages
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- Otowasan Kiyomizu-dera (Japanese)