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  1. Hatakeyama Shigetada

    Biographies Hatakeyama Shigetada

    Kuniyoshi: Kajiwara Kagesue, Sasaki Takatsuna, and Hatakeyama Shigetada racing to cross the Uji River before the second battle of Uji Hatakeyama Shigetada (畠山重忠, 1164–1205) was a warrior of the early Kamakura Period (1185-1333) famed for his virtue and bravery. Shigetada was the son of...
  2. Inage Saburō Shigenari

    Inage Saburō Shigenari

    Inage Saburō Shigenari (稲毛三郎重成): woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重) from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tōkaidō Road (Tōkaidō gojūsan tsui - 東海道五十三対), ca. 1845/46. Shigenari was a senior vassal of the Kamakura bakufu and died in 1205 when he and his relative Hatakeyama...
  3. Shinran

    Shinran

    Shinran (親鸞, 1173-1263) was a Japanese Buddhist monk, who was born in Hino (now a part of Fushimi, Kyoto) at the turbulent close of the Heian Period and lived during the Kamakura Period. Shinran was a pupil of Hōnen and the founder of what ultimately became the Jōdo Shinshū sect in Japan.
  4. Hojo

    Hojo

    The Hojo Hall (方丈) are the abbot's living quarters located next to a pond shaped like the character 心 (kokoro "heart").
  5. Hokan Shaka Nyorai

    Hokan Shaka Nyorai

    Seated statue of Hokan Shaka Nyorai (宝冠釈迦如来 Shakyamuni with a Jeweled Crown) in the center of the Butsuden was made in the late Kamakura period.
  6. Engakuji

    Engakuji

    The main entrance of the Engakuji in Kita-Kamakura.
  7. Butsuden

    Butsuden

    The Butsuden (Main Hall) at the Engakuji, dedicated to Hokan Shaka Nyorai. The original building collapsed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and was rebuilt in 1964.
  8. Shorei-in

    Shorei-in

    The Shorei-in Temple at the Engakuji
  9. Sanmon

    Sanmon

    The Sanmon or Main Gate was rebuilt in 1785, when Seisetsu Shucho (Daiyu Kokushi) reconstructed Engakuji.
  10. Ogane

    Ogane

    The Grand Bell (ogane) at Engakuji was cast by Hojo Sadatoki in 1301, after he confined himself to the Bensaiten, a shrine dedicated to the goddess of wealth and wisdom.
  11. Butsuden

    Butsuden

    Dragon painting at the ceiling of the Butsuden
  12. Karamon Engakuji

    Karamon Engakuji

    Wooden carvings on the Karamon at Engakuji
  13. Shodenan

    Shodenan

    Shodenan (正伝庵) at the Engakuji
  14. Myokochi

    Myokochi

    Myokochi (妙香池), a pond, and the Shoden-an (正伝庵) up the hill
  15. Butsuden

    Butsuden

    Butsuden (Buddha Hall) at the Engakuji
  16. Butsuden

    Butsuden

    Butsuden (Buddha Hall) at the Engakuji
  17. Biyakurokudo

    Biyakurokudo

    Biyakurokudo (White Deer Cave): legend has it that on Engakuji's day of inauguration a herd of white deer listened to the sermon of Mugoku Sogen.
  18. Karamon Gate

    Karamon Gate

    The Karamon Gate (唐門), also called Chokushimon (勅使門); karamon refers to a gate with a gently curved gable, kara-hafu (唐破風). The Karamon has very elaborate carvings. It was constructed in 1839 and served as the gate for imperial envoys.
  19. Karamon

    Karamon

    The Karamon Gate (唐門), also called Chokushimon (勅使門); karamon refers to a gate with a gently curved gable, kara-hafu (唐破風). The Karamon has very elaborate carvings.
  20. Engakuji

    Engakuji

    View from Ryuinan onto the Shoreiin and the Sanmon
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