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  1. Eisho-ji Temple

    Travel Eisho-ji Temple

    Eishō-ji (英勝寺), officially known as Tōkōzan Eishō-ji (東光山英勝寺), is a temple of the Pure Land School of Buddhism. It is located in the Ogigayatsu District of Kamakura and is the only remaining nunnery in the town. The tiny side entrance to Eishō-ji that makes visitors bow on entering the temple...
  2. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Above, a jizо̄ statue near the bamboo grove.
  3. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, the nuns' quarters.
  4. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, the picturesque bamboo forest.
  5. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, the nuns' quarters.
  6. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, the belfry, another National Important Cultural Property.
  7. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, a bodhisattva and some yagura.
  8. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, Sanmon Gate, a National Important Cultural Property.
  9. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, Sanmon Gate, a National Important Cultural Property.
  10. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, Sanmon Gate, a National Important Cultural Property.
  11. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, Sanmon Gate, a National Important Cultural Property.
  12. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, the Main Hall (Butsuden), an Important Cultural Property of Kanagawa Prefecture.
  13. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, the Main Hall (Butsuden), an Important Cultural Property of Kanagawa Prefecture.
  14. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura.
  15. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. here, the main hall.
  16. Eisho-ji

    Eisho-ji

    Eishо̄-ji (英勝寺) belongs to the Jо̄dо̄ (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism and is the only existing nunnery in Kamakura. Here, the very small entrance to the temple that forces visitors to bow.
  17. Honen

    Honen

    Hōnen (法然, 1133-1212) was the religious reformer and founder of the first independent branch of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism called Jōdo-shū (浄土宗, "The Pure Land School"). He is also considered the Seventh Jōdo Shinshū Patriarch. Hōnen became a Tendai initiate at an early age, but grew...
  18. Genshin

    Genshin

    Genshin (源信; 942-1017), also known as Eshin Sozu, was the most influential of a number of Tendai scholars active during the tenth and eleventh centuries in Japan. He was not a wandering evangelist as Kūya was, but was an elite cleric who espoused a doctrine of devotion to Amida Buddha which...
  19. Nenbutsu

    Religion Nenbutsu

    Namu amida butsu Nenbutsu, commonly transliterated as nembutsu, is the invocation "namu amida butsu" (南無阿弥陀仏, "I take my refuge in the Buddha Amitābha) chanted in the hope of rebirth into Amida's Pure Land. While nowadays strictly of invocational nature (称名念仏 shōmyō nembutsu), there once were...
  20. Pure Land Buddhism

    Religion Pure Land Buddhism

    Pure Land Buddhism (浄土仏教 Jōdo bukkyō) is a branch of Mahāyāna Buddhism and seeks rebirth into Amitābha Buddha's Western Paradise (the "Pure Land"), traditionally after death. Pure Land Buddhism achieved enormous popularity in China from around 800 CE, though it had existed there earlier. It...
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