Fukugon-ji (Yanagawa)

Fukugon-ji (福厳寺) is an Ōbaku Zen temple in Yanagawa, Fukuoka, Japan. Its honorary sangō prefix is Baigakuzan (梅岳山).

Fukugon-ji
福厳寺
Fukugon-ji Hondo.jpg
Main Hall
Religion
AffiliationZen
DeityShaka Nyorai (Śākyamuni)
Location
Location32-1 Ōshūmachi, Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture
CountryJapan
Geographic coordinates33°9′31.4″N 130°24′19.69″E / 33.158722°N 130.4054694°E / 33.158722; 130.4054694Coordinates: 33°9′31.4″N 130°24′19.69″E / 33.158722°N 130.4054694°E / 33.158722; 130.4054694
Architecture
FounderTachibana Muneshige
Completed1587

HistoryEdit

The temple was originally located in Shingū and called Tachibanazan Baigaku-ji (立花山梅岳寺), a Sōtō temple. In 1587, however, Tachibana Muneshige who was granted the three districts of Chikugo Province, Yamato, Shimotsuma and Mizuma and built a castle in Yanagawa, started to move to the present location.[1]

It was originally a Sōtō temple, but in 1669, Tachibana Tadashige, the third lord of Yanagawa Domain, has been converted to the Ōbaku school temple. Tadashige invited Tetsumon Dōchi, the elder son of Mu'an and changed the name to Fukugon-ji. It later became the Tachibana clan's funeral temple and all nine of the Tachibana families are buried here.

There is a cemetery in the back of the main hall, and the graves of some famous novelists such as Ken Hase, Kazuo Dan etc.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 立花家ゆかりの史跡 福厳寺 - 立花家十七代が語る立花宗茂と柳川 [Fukugon-ji] (in Japanese). muneshige.com. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  2. ^ [福厳禅寺][黄檗宗][福岡県柳川市奥州町32-1]-お寺めぐりの友 [Fukugon-zenji] (in Japanese). hakataboy.com. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  3. ^ 福厳寺 [Fukugon-ji] (in Japanese). chikugo7koku.net. Retrieved June 10, 2019.

External linksEdit

33°09′31″N 130°24′20″E / 33.158721°N 130.405469°E / 33.158721; 130.405469 (Fukugonji)