Kokutai-ji

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Kokutai-ji
Kokutai-ji 2.jpg
Zendo at Kokutai-ji
Religion
AffiliationRinzai
Location
Location184 Ota, Takaoka-shi, Toyama-ken, 933-0133
CountryToyama, Japan
Architecture
FounderJiun Myoi (a.k.a. Seisen Zenji)
Completed1300

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.[1]

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.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Head Temples

References[edit]

  • "Head Temples - Kokutai-ji". Official Site of the Joint Council for Japanese Rinzai and Obaku Zen. Retrieved 2008-01-20.

Coordinates: 36°48′40″N 137°00′40″E / 36.811°N 137.011°E / 36.811; 137.011