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Autumn leaves lighted up Jingo-ji in Kyoto, Japan 04
Japan
What is Jingo-ji Temple Jingo-ji Temple was founded by Wakeno Kiyomaro, a proponent of Heiansento (Moving of the Capital in 794 A.D. by Emperor Kanmu), in the northwest area of Kyoto in Takao-san Mountain as a place to pray for national peace. It is an extremely important temple in Japanese Buddhist history and was the place where Saicho (Founder of the Tendai sect) lectured the Lotus Sutra, and the temple which Kukai (Founder of the Shingon sect) managed for 14 years and made into a Konpondojo (Central and most important temple that unifies the sect). Later, it was devastated by fires in 994 and 1149, and suffered as well in conflict with an abdicated emperor who joined the Buddhist order. However, it was revived by Shingon sect priest Mongakushonin and his son, Jokaku and returned at a greater scale. During the Namboku period (1336-1392) it was again devastated by fire but was reconstructed during the Edo period (1603-1868) and prospers to this day as a Koyasan Shingonshu sect temple.
Copyright: Haruka Suzuki
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Taken: 17/11/2016
Uploaded: 28/03/2017
Updated: 06/01/2019
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Tags: historic building; temple; world heritage; green; old house; architecture; night; illumination
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