Konpuku-ji

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Konpuku-ji
金福寺 庭園.jpg
A garden in Konpuku-ji
Basic information
Location 20 Saikatachi-chō, Ichijōji, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Geographic coordinates 35°2′32.04″N 135°47′42.75″E / 35.0422333°N 135.7952083°E / 35.0422333; 135.7952083
Affiliation Zen, Rinzai sect, Nanzen-ji school
Deity Kannon
Architectural description
Founder An'e
Completed 864

Konpuku-ji (金福寺?) is a Zen Buddhist temple in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan.

History[edit]

In 864, as Ennin's dying wish, the Buddhist priest An'e built this temple and installed a statue of Kannon that had been made by Ennin himself.[1] At first the temple was part of the Tendai sect, but eventually the temple fell into ruin. During the Genroku era (1688-1704), the temple was restored by Tesshu from the nearby Enkō-ji, and acted as a branch of that temple. It was also converted to the Rinzai sect.

When Matsuo Bashō traveled to Kyoto to visit his friend Tesshu, he stayed in a thatched hut in the back of the garden, and after some time, the hut was named Bashō-an. However, it fell into ruin, and in 1776 Yosa Buson restored it.[2] The thatched roof hut stands on the east side of the garden, and inside is a tea room.

Buson's grave is also located at the temple.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Konpuku-ji". Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Crowley, Cheryl A. (2001). Haikai poet Yosa Buson and the Bashō revival. ISBN 90-04-15709-3. 
  3. ^ Kerkham, Eleanor (2006). Matsuo Bashō's poetic spaces: exploring haikai intersections. Macmillan. ISBN 1-4039-7258-3.