Yashima-ji

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Yashima-ji Hondō (1618), an Important Cultural Property

Yashima-ji (屋島寺?) is a Shingon temple in Yashima, a lava plateau to the northeast of Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. A branch temple of Ninna-ji in Kyoto, it is the eighty-fourth temple on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.[1] It is said to have been founded as a Ritsu school temple by Ganjin in 754, and to have been converted by Kōbō Daishi.[2][3] The 5x5 bay irimoya-zukuri tiled Hondō (1618) has been designated an Important Cultural Property.[4][5] A Heian period wooden seated statue of Senjū Kannon and the temple bell (1223) are also Important Cultural Properties.[6][7][8][9] There is a museum of temple treasures and items relating to the Battle of Yashima.[2]

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  1. ^ "Yashimaji". Takamatsu City. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Miyata, Taisen (2006). The 88 Temples of Shikoku Island, Japan. Koyasan Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles. pp. 140f. 
  3. ^ "Yashima". Japan National Tourism Organization. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Yashimaji - Hondō". Takamatsu City. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Database of Registered National Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Yashimaji - Senjū Kannon". Takamatsu City. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Database of Registered National Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Yashimaji - Bell". Takamatsu City. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Database of Registered National Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 

Coordinates: 34°21′28.5″N 134°6′4.5″E / 34.357917°N 134.101250°E / 34.357917; 134.101250