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The Shoshazan Engyō-ji (書写山圓教寺 or less commonly 書寫山圓教寺) is a temple of the Tendai sect in Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan. It was founded by Shoku Shonin in 966.

Shoshazan Engyō-ji
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One of the main buildings in the Shoshazan Engyoji Temple complex.
Religion
AffiliationTendai
DeityNyoirin Kannon (Cintamāṇicakra)
Location
Location2968, Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2201
CountryJapan
Architecture
FounderShoku
Completed966
Website
http://www.shosha.or.jp/

The complex of buildings is at the top of Mt Shosha approximately 25 minutes by bus from Himeji Station. The mountain summit can be reached by either a one-mile hiking trail or Mt. Shosha Ropeway, and is often visited by pilgrims. Scenes from The Last Samurai were filmed there.

Engyō-ji is temple No. 27 in the Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage, following Ichijō-ji and preceding Nariai-ji.

Building listEdit

  • Daikōdō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in Muromachi period.
  • Jōgyōdō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in Muromachi period.
  • Jikidō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in Muromachi period.
  • Shōrō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in Kamakura period.
  • Kongodō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in Muromachi period.
  • Gohōdō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in 1559.
  • Gohōdō haiden - It was rebuilt in 1589.
  • Maniden - It was rebuilt in 1933.
  • Yakushidō
  • Daikokudō
  • Hokkedō
  • Kaizandō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in Edo period.
  • Fudōdō
  • Gyōjadō
  • Monjudō
  • Bentendō
  • Juryōin - Important Cultural Property of Japan.
  • Jumyōin - Kyakuden, Kuri and Karamon is Important Cultural Property of Japan.
  • Myōkōin
  • Zuikōin
  • Sengakuin
  • Jujiin

See alsoEdit

  • For an explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, and Japanese Buddhist temple architecture, see the Glossary of Japanese Buddhism.

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