Buddhist temples in Nara

Hokke-ji

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Hokke-ji (法華寺 Hokke-ji), is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Nara, Japan.

Hokke-ji was built by Empress Kōmyō in 745, originally as a nunnery temple on the grounds where previously her father Fujiwara no Fuhito's mansion stood. According to records kept by the temple, the initial construction went on until around 782. The temple once had a large complex with several halls and gates, and two pagoda's.

Hokke-ji was no exception to be heavily damaged in the fierce Siege of Nara, in 1180. In spite of reconstructions in the 12 to 13th century, the complex was again hit by civil war fights during Sengoku period.

The current main hall, bell tower and the south gate are reconstructions of 16th century, sponsored by Toyotomi Hideyori and his mother, Lady Yodo.

The temple's main worship statue is the wooden eleven-faced Kannon, a National Treasure. The temple also houses an ancient bath building, originally built by Empress Kōmyō, which she opened to the public.

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See also

  • For an explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, and Japanese Buddhist temple architecture, see the Glossary of Japanese Buddhism.
  • List of National Treasures of Japan (paintings)
  • List of National Treasures of Japan (sculptures)
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奈良時代には日本の総国分尼寺とされた。山号はなし。本尊は十一面観音、開基は光明皇后である。元は真言律宗に属したが、1999年に同宗を離脱し、光明宗と称する。(Wikiより)
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象鼻杯は蓮の茎を通してお酒やお茶を頂き夏の暑さを乗り切りましょうというイベント。毎年蓮の花が咲く時期にされています。
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882 Hokkejichō, Nara-shi, Nara-ken 630-8001, Japan

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Fri 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
Sat 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
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