Kōzan-ji

  • Address: 8 Toganoo-chō, Umegahata, Ukyō-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Myōe
  • Founded: 1206 (704)

An independent temple of Shingon Sect. It is said that the original foundation dates back to Nara period, but the substantial foundation is done by Myōe, Shingon scholar and monk. This temple possesses many national treasures, such as Chōjū-giga (Animal-person Caricatures), etc..






Japanese cedars near the stone steps to the "Kondō"




The entrance gate at the end of the rear approach




Wooden carving of "Zenzai-dōji" in the Sekisui-in,
Child of Wealth, the main protagonist of the longest chapter
of the Avatamsaka Sutra, whom
loved the founder of this temple very much




"Kondō", constructed where stood the ancient main hall




Front approach with spots of sunlight filtered through the leaves of the trees




Spotlighted moss near the rear approach




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