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Myōō-in (明王院) is a Buddhist temple in Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan.

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HistoryEdit

Kūkai states that the Risshū or "Vinaya School", one of the Nanto Rokushū, constructed this temple in 807. The original name of the temple was Jōfuku-ji (常福寺).

The major object of worship at this temple, a statue of Eleven-Faced Kannon (Juchimen-Kannon), is estimated to have originated in the early years of the Heian period and no doubt was extant in the 9th century.

During the Edo period, this temple changed its sect affiliation and name to fall under the protection of the Mizuno clan, a clan of daimyōs in the region.

Today, the temple belongs to the Daikakuji-ha of Shingon Buddhism (真言宗大覚寺派).

Object of WorshipEdit

  • Juchimen-Kannon – estimated to be carved in the 9th century

Cultural PropertiesEdit

This temple has two National Treasures and one Important Cultural Property as selected by Japanese government.

National TreasuresEdit

  • The Main Hall – constructed in 1321
  • Five Story Pagoda – constructed in 1348

Important Cultural PropertiesEdit

  • Juichimen-Kannon

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