Situated just below Mt. Noda, where it has been located since 1697 is this Eiheiji branch temple which was established by ... More
Situated just below Mt. Noda, where it has been located since 1697 is this Eiheiji branch temple which was established by Lord Iehisa Togashi in 1261 near Nono-ichi. In 1283 it became a Soto sect temple. It provides a good opportunity for those sincerely interested in religious meditation (zazen) to participate in the services. Visitors may tour both the huge kitchen and the meditation hall.
Ishikawa Jozan, an Edo period scholar and poet with an interest in the Chinese classics, founded this temple as a
mountain refuge in 1631 after falling from grace with the Tokugawa shogunate. Now a Zen temple of the Soto ...
When Buddhist monks controlled the region, this was the site of their "military temple." Destroyed by a huge fire in
1881, the castle was nestled between the Saikawa and Asano rivers. It is significant because the Maeda family occupied ...
Once an imperial palace (Himuro Gosho) became the head provincial nunnery. Hokke ji was established as a convent in 747
by Empress Komyo, who was the wife of Emperor Shomu. She had inherited the place from Fubito Fujiwara, her ...