Yoshimine-dera

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Yoshimine-dera
善峯寺
Yoshiminedera sanmon.jpg
The main gate (Sanmon) at Yoshimine-dera
Religion
AffiliationTendai
Location
Location1372 Ōharano Oshiochō Nishikyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
CountryJapan
Architecture
FounderGensan
Completed1029
Website
http://www.yoshiminedera.com/

Yoshimine-dera (善峯寺) is a temple of the Tendai school of Buddhism in the western ward of Nishikyō-ku, in Kyoto.[1] It is built on the western hills (Nishiyama) overlooking the city.

It was founded in 1029 by Gensan.[2]

The main image is a statue of thousand-armed Kannon.[3] Notable features include the "Gliding Dragon" pine tree (Yōryu no matsu, a natural monument), which was trained to grow horizontally and was once over 50 meters long,[4][5] and a Tahōtō two-story pagoda (an Important Cultural Asset).[3]

Yoshimine-dera is the twentieth temple on the Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "善峯寺" [Yoshimine-dera]. Dijitaru Daijisen (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Archived from the original on August 25, 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  2. ^ "善峯寺" [Yoshimine-dera]. Kokushi Daijiten (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 683276033. Archived from the original on August 25, 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  3. ^ a b Yoshimine-dera Archived February 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine on kyotokanko.co.jp
  4. ^ Marc Treib and Ron Herman, A Guide to the Gardens of Kyoto (Revised Edition), Kodansha International, 2003, ISBN 9784770029539, page 118
  5. ^ "善峯寺" [Yoshimine-dera]. Nihon Kokugo Daijiten (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Archived from the original on August 25, 2007. Retrieved 2012-08-02.

Coordinates: 34°56′17.42″N 135°38′39.13″E / 34.9381722°N 135.6442028°E / 34.9381722; 135.6442028