Kodaiji Temple in Summer, Kyoto
Kōdai-ji (高台寺, Kōdai-ji), formally identified as Jubuzan Kōdai-ji (鷲峰山高台寺, Jubuzan Kōdai-ji), is a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan—the largest subtemple of the Kennin-ji branch.
It was established in 1606 by the nun Kōdai-in (often known by the title Kita no Mandokoro), who was the widow of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, to pray for her late husband. The principal image is a statue of Shaka.
The gardens of Kōdai-ji are a nationally designated Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty.
The temple possesses a number of objects designated as Important Cultural Assets. Among these are the Main Gate and the Spirit Hall, noted for its use of maki-e. The temple is nicknamed the maki-e temple.” It also holds paintings, including one of Hideyoshi, as well as textiles, and a bronze bell with an inscription dating it to 1606.
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“Kodaiji Temple, Kyoto, Japan”
- Address : 526 Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0825, Japan
- Phone Number : +81755619966
- Website : http://www.kodaiji.com/e_index.html
- Opening Hours : 9:00 – 17:00