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Shoshazan Engyō-ji
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One of the main buildings in the Shoshazan Engyoji Temple complex.
Information
Denomination Tendai
Founded 966
Founder(s) Shoku
Address 2968, Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2201
Country Japan
Website homepage

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The Shoshazan Engyō-ji (書寫山圓教寺?) is a temple of the Tendai sect in Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan. It was founded by Shoku Shonin in 966.

The complex of buildings is at the top of Mt Shosha and can be reached by Mt. Shosha Ropeway, and is often visited by pilgrims. Scenes from The Last Samurai were filmed here.

The Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage No.27.

Building list

  • Daikōdō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in Muromachi period.
  • Jōgyōdō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in Muromachi period.
  • Jikidō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in Muromachi period.
  • Bell tower - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in Kamakura period.
  • Kongodō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in Muromachi period.
  • Gohōdō - Important Cultural Property of Japan. It was rebuilt in 1559.
  • Gohōdō haiden - It was rebuilt in 1589.
  • Maniden - It was rebuilt in 1933.
  • Yakushidō
  • Daikokudō
  • Hokkedō
  • Kaizandō - It was rebuilt in Edo period.
  • Fudōdō
  • Gyōjadō
  • Monjudō
  • Bentendō
  • Juryōin - Important Cultural Property of Japan
  • Jumyōin
  • Myōkōin
  • Zuikōin
  • Sengakuin
  • Jujiin

See also

  • For an explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, and Japanese Buddhist temple architecture, see the Glossary of Japanese Buddhism.

External links

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