Hōkō-ji (Shizuoka)

Hōkō-ji (方広寺) near Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture dates from the 14th century.[1][2]

Hōkō-ji
方広寺
Hokoji-hondo.jpg
Main Hall
Religion
AffiliationHōkō-ji Rinzai
DeityShaka Nyorai (Śākyamuni)
StatusHead Temple
Location
Location1577-1 Okuyama, Inasa-Chō, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
CountryJapan
Geographic coordinates34°50′54.5″N 137°36′50.3″E / 34.848472°N 137.613972°E / 34.848472; 137.613972Coordinates: 34°50′54.5″N 137°36′50.3″E / 34.848472°N 137.613972°E / 34.848472; 137.613972
Architecture
FounderOkuyama Tomofuji and Mumon Gensen
Completed1371
Website
http://www.houkouji.or.jp/

Mumon Gensen (son of Emperor Go-Daigo) founded the temple in 1371. Since 1903, Hōkō-ji has been the main temple of the Hōkō-ji sect of the Rinzai school of Buddhism.

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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