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  1. Ikegami Honmonji Temple

    Temple Ikegami Honmonji Temple

    Ikegami Honmonji, officially known as Chōeizan Daihonzan Honmonji (長栄山大本山本門寺) is the head temple of the Nichiren sect in Ikegami, Ōta Ward, Tōkyō. The temple, simply called Ikegami Honmonji (池上本門寺) since ancient times, is one of the fourteen sacred temples of the Nichiren sect and revered as the...
  2. Minobusan Kuonji Temple

    Minobusan Kuonji Temple

    Minobusan Kuon-ji Temple (身延山久遠寺), the head temple of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism, founded by Nichiren in 1281 (photo credit: kimagurenote).
  3. Nichiren

    Biographies Nichiren

    Nichiren (1222-1282) was a Japanese Buddhist monk and the founder of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism. He was one of the protagonists of the "new Buddhism" of the Kamakura Period (1185-1333). Nichiren (日蓮), also known as Nichiren Daishōnin (日蓮大聖人), was born in the seaside village of Kominato in...
  4. Kosokuji Temple

    Temple Kosokuji Temple

    Kōsoku-ji (光則寺), officially known under its mountain name Gyōjisan Kōsokuji (行時山光則寺), is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect located in Hase, Kamakura. It is of great importance to the worshippers of Nichiren because of its connection to the founder and his disciples who were held captive at...
  5. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    The roof of the main hall of Gyojisan Kosokuji (行時山光則寺).
  6. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    The flight of stairs leading up to the cave where the priest Nichiro, a disciple of Nichiren, was confined.
  7. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    The cave where the priest Nichiro, a disciple of Nichiren, was confined.
  8. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    The cave where the priest Nichiro, a disciple of Nichiren, was confined.
  9. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    The flight of stairs leading up to the cave where the priest Nichiro, a disciple of Nichiren, was confined.
  10. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    The garden of Gyojisan Kosokuji (行時山光則寺)
  11. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    A pond in the garden of Gyojisan Kosokuji (行時山光則寺)
  12. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    The Main Hall of Gyojisan Kosokuji (行時山光則寺)
  13. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    The Main Hall of Gyojisan Kosokuji (行時山光則寺)
  14. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    Gyojisan Kosokuji (行時山光則寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect located in Hase, Kamakura.
  15. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    Gyojisan Kosokuji (行時山光則寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect located in Hase, Kamakura.
  16. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    Gyojisan Kosokuji (行時山光則寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect located in Hase, Kamakura.
  17. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    Gyojisan Kosokuji (行時山光則寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect located in Hase, Kamakura.
  18. Kosoku-ji Temple

    Kosoku-ji Temple

    Gyojisan Kosokuji (行時山光則寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect located in Hase, Kamakura.
  19. Myohoji Temple

    Temple Myohoji Temple

    Myōhō–ji (妙法寺, the "Temple of the Marvelous Law"), officially known as Ryōgonzan Renge-in Myōhō-ji (楞厳山蓮華院妙法寺), is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect in the Ōmachi area of Kamakura. It is located in Matsubagayatsu, or the Valley of Pine Needles (松葉ヶ谷), where Nichiren was said to have built...
  20. Hongakuji Temple

    Temple Hongakuji Temple

    Hongaku-ji (本覚寺, Temple of True Awakening) is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect located in the centre of Kamakura. It is the temple closest to Kamakura Station. History: In the 12th century, Minamoto no Yoritomo built an Ebisu Hall (Ebisudō) on the site of an existing Tendai temple...
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