Zendo at Kokutai-ji
|Location||184 Ota, Takaoka-shi, Toyama-ken, 933-0133|
|Founder||Jiun Myoi (a.k.a. Seisen Zenji)|
Kokutai-ji (国泰寺, "Temple of National Peace"), originally Tosho-ji (東松寺), is one of fourteen autonomous branches of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen, founded in 1300 by the monk Jiun Myoi in Toyama, Japan. In 1327 Emperor Go-Daigo gave the temple the name Kokutai-ji, and Jiun Myoi became Seisen Zenji.
Kokutai-ji was once also a temple of the Fuke sect (as many Rinzai monasteries in Japan once were), and housed komusō. Rinzai monks and priests still dress and practice suizen as komusō during memorial ceremonies in remembrance of Jiun Myoi.
- Buddhism in Japan
- For an explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, and Japanese Buddhist temple architecture, see the Glossary of Japanese Buddhism.
- Head Temples
- "Head Temples - Kokutai-ji". Official Site of the Joint Council for Japanese Rinzai and Obaku Zen. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
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