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  1. Eihei-ji Temple

    Travel Eihei-ji Temple

    Eihei-ji (永平寺), the "Temple of Eternal Peace", officially known as Daihonzan Eihei-ji (大本山永平寺), is located in Fukui Prefecture, about 15 km east of Fukui City. It is one of the two main temples (大本山 daihonzan) of the Sōtō School (曹洞宗 Sōtō-shū) of Zen Buddhism. The other head temple is Sōji-ji...
  2. Eihei-ji

    Eihei-ji

    The Shorodo (belfry) of Eihei-ji, called "obon sho", the "Great Brahman Bell", indicating the "true nature of all beings". Priest trainees ring this bell four times every day: during morning zazen, at the start of midday service, at the start of evening zazen, and at bedtime.
  3. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    Tengu statue on sale at one of the many souvenir stores on the street leading up to the temple.
  4. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    Slab with Eiheiji's name in Chinese characters (永平寺) at the entrance of the temple.
  5. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    The garden of Eiheiji.
  6. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    A statue in the garden of Eiheiji depicting Dōgen's vision of Avalokiteshvara.
  7. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    The original of this painted map of Eihei-ji took a priest in Aichi Prefecture 4.5 years to paint.
  8. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    Chikushimon at Eiheiji.
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    Eiheiji Temple

    Chikushimon at Eiheiji.
  10. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    Daikuin at Eiheiji.
  11. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    View of Sanmon.
  12. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    Joyoden at Eiheiji.
  13. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    Hatto (Dharma hall) of Eihei-ji (永平寺).
  14. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    One of the covered corridors of Eiheiji.
  15. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    Sodo at Eiheiji.
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    Eiheiji Temple

    View of Sanmon.
  17. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    A bell at Daikuin.
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    Eiheiji Temple

    View of Sanmon Gate.
  19. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    Butsuden at Eiheiji.
  20. Eiheiji Temple

    Eiheiji Temple

    The Joyoden (Founder's Hall) contains the ashes of Dōgen and his successors.
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