NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉

2007/3/13

妙法殿 Myouhou-den Myohoden Hall

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Myohoden Hall is one of the structures consisting Kinpusenji Temple in Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Nara Pref. The principal image is the statue of Shaka Nyorai. This place is thought to be where Emperor Go-daigo resided as the emperor of the South Court. In 1963, Kinpusenji Temple constructed a hall named “Nancho Myohoden” to appease the soul of the four emperors of the South Court and other people who lost their lives in many battles since the Nanbokucho period (1336-1392).
The sitting statue of Shaka Nyorai, probably made from the late 9th century to the early 10th century, is the oldest among many statues of Buddha possessed by Kinpusenji Temple. This very precious statue is carved out from one block of Hinoki (Japanese cypress).
In spring, Mt. Yoshino is all covered with cherry blossoms. Surrounded with cherry blossoms, the hall looks beautiful especially on the days after the rain or snow. Myohoden Hall is a serene place to offer a requiem prayer.

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2498 Yoshino-yama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture, Japan 639-3115
name
Myohoden Hall (Kinpusenji Temple)
phone
0746-32-8371




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