|Location||34 Samban-wari, Gokanosho, Uji, Kyoto Prefecture|
|Founder||Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen), Muyan|
Ōbaku-san Manpuku-ji (黄檗山萬福寺 Manpuku Temple on Mt. Ōbaku) is a temple located in Uji, Kyoto. It is the head temple of the Japanese Ōbaku Zen sect, named after Wanfu Temple in Fujian, China. The mountain is likewise named after Mount Huangbo, where the Chinese temple is situated.
In 1664 control of the temple passed to Muyan, after many Chinese monks followed as head priests. Only the fourteenth priest and his successors are Japanese.
On May 21, 1673 (Enpō 1, 5th day of the 4th month) Yinyuan (Ingen) dies here.
The art of Senchadō is closely tied to the temple due to its founder.
The arrangement of buildings also follows Ming Dynasty architectural style, representing an image of a dragon.
The temple features an exemplary gyoban (fish board, used to toll the hours).
The temple treasure house contains a complete collection of Buddhist scriptures completed in 1678 and comprising approximately 60,000 printing blocks, which are still in use. The production of the printing blocks was funded by donations collected throughout the country for many years.
The temple's main statue is a seated Gautama Buddha.
Sculptures by the Chinese sculptor known as Han Do-sei and latticed balustrades can also be seen.
Media related to Manpuku-ji at Wikimedia Commons
- Japanese Buddhism
- Egoku Dōmyō
- Glossary of Japanese Buddhism—explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, and Japanese Buddhist temple architecture
- Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon. Paris: Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland. OCLC 251800045; see also Imprimerie Royale de France, OCLC 311322353
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