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  1. The Gates of Power: Monks, Courtiers, and Warriors in Premodern Japan

    History The Gates of Power: Monks, Courtiers, and Warriors in Premodern Japan

    The political influence of temples in premodern Japan, most clearly manifested in divine demonstrations - where rowdy monks and shrine servants brought holy symbols to the capital to exert pressure on courtiers - has traditionally been condemned and is poorly understood. In an impressive...
  2. Zen Sanctuary of Purple Robes

    Culture Zen Sanctuary of Purple Robes

    A fascinating look at a Zen convent throughout its history. Zen Sanctuary of Purple Robes examines the affairs of Rinzai Zen’s Tōkeiji Convent, founded in 1285 by nun Kakusan Shidō after the death of her husband, Hōjō Tokimune. It traces the convent’s history through seven centuries, including...
  3. Kōmyō-ji

    Kōmyō-ji

    In front of Kaisan-dō Hall are a stone statue of Zendō and a stone monument inscribed with the characters 善導塚 (Zendozuka). Between the two characters 導 (do) and 塚 (zuka or tsuka) is a square hole with a square opening that holds a small statue of Zendō.
  4. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    The family gravesite of the Naito clan adjacent to Kōmyō-ji Temple.
  5. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    The cemetery of Hōjō Tsunetoki and the abbots. The grave in the centre is the one of founder Ryōchū.
  6. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    The dry landscape garden (枯山水 karesansui) at Kōmyō-ji Temple.
  7. Komyo-ji Temple

    Temple Komyo-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji (光明寺, "Temple of the Shining Light"), officially known as Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji (天照山蓮華院光明寺) or Jōdo-shū Daihonzan Kōmyō-ji (浄土宗大本山 光明寺), is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo School located in Zaimokuza, a southeastern part of Kamakura. It is one of the five largest temples of in the...
  8. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea.Here, the rear view of the Sanmon Gate (山門).
  9. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. It is the first among the Kantō Jūhachi Danrin, a group of 18 Jōdo temples established by Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  10. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. Here, the Kishuteien (記主庭園), a Jōdō-style Lotus Pond.
  11. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. It is the first among the Kantō Jūhachi Danrin, a group of 18 Jōdo temples established by Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  12. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. It is the first among the Kantō Jūhachi Danrin, a group of 18 Jōdo temples established by Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  13. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. Here, a view of the Sanmon Gate (山門).
  14. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. Here, the Hondō (本堂), the Main Hall.
  15. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. Here, the Hondō (本堂), the Main Hall.
  16. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. Here, the Hondō (本堂), the Main Hall.
  17. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. Here, the Hondō (本堂), the Main Hall.
  18. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. Here, a view of Buddhist hell in the Hondō (本堂), the Main Hall.
  19. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. Here, the Hondō (本堂), the Main Hall.
  20. Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple

    Kōmyō-ji Temple (天照山蓮華院光明寺 Tenshōzan Renge-in Kōmyō-ji) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo sect in Zaimokuza, Kamakura, and the only major one in the city to be close to the sea. Here, the Hondō (本堂), the Main Hall.
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