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Negoro-ji, Iwade
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The Negoro-ji complex of Buddhist temples stands on the side of, and is surrounded by, the sacred peaks of the Katsuragi Mountains which dominate the horizon at the northern end of the city of Iwade, Wakayama in Japan.In 1087, a man named En no Gyōja established this area as a center for promoting Buddhism. Hōfuku-ji, as it was originally called, was built with the contributions of a devotee known as Hōfuku-Chōja who lived in the vicinity.In 1132, the Ex-Emperor Toba donated this temple, along with nearby manors, to the famous high priest Kōgyō Daishi; this new estate was called Ichijō-zan Daidenpon Negoro-ji. Kōgyō-Daishi, widely renowned as the restorer of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, moved here with his pupils, from Mount Kōya.After settling at Negoro-ji, Kōgyō-Daishi laid out his far-sighted plans and initiated the construction of the Enmyō-ji and Jingū-ji within the Negoro-ji temple grounds. Even after his death, in 1143, the Negoro-ji complex was influential and prosperous as the head seminary for Shingi sect of Shingon Buddhism for another 200 years or so. During the height of its influence in the late Muromachi period, about 2700 temples stood on the mountainside in the spacious grounds of Negoro-ji.In 1585 however, every building except the main pagoda, and a few others, were burnt down during the Siege of Negoro-ji by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who feared the growing military power of the priesthood and the Negoro-gumi, warrior monks of the temple, who were skilled in the use of firearms.
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  • 真言宗の寺院としては珍しい2つの宗派の総本山が交代で運営する寺院です。 総本山の上に総本山があるといった奇妙な形態です。 元々、根来寺は小さな寺院でしたが、新義真言宗の開祖である興教大師覚鑁(かくばん)が高野山を追い出され根来寺に来たことで古儀真言宗である高野山から独立した新しい宗派をこの地で作りました。 元々覚鑁は高野山の僧でしたが、その当時、高野山の戒律等は堕落しており才能があった覚鑁によって...  more »
  • Here is negoro torched all sub-temples, Hideyoshi dazzled eyes the looting of their property (land area) had said the thousands of temples destroyed, had burned the precious cultural heritage from ancient sub-temples in the village. Daishido, OTO (two-storied pagoda), escaped the fire was now trails its glory. It is worthy of the name Dou. It's regrettable! such Toyotomi,... something of this magnitude was in countless destroyed with problems if you're not much of a valuable public property of--soshigaya-remember new Saint is excellent, you create an overwhelming ground territory as at that time because this negoro too late in koya-San from the other priests to kill her and come away, made from scratch, is one of the town's abundance... human being too good too is attacked by vandals such as Hideyoshi's venture in the late people like envy of others with time to produce trade is. It is the high priest Kukai nisei Koyasan reforms aimed at the tragedy. Assumed the 900 anniversary of founding. Guess I'm selfish rating is Kūkai and kakuban and followed by the 今弘 law and even ridiculed Nakamura Kimitaka Acharya (facial Yabusame ritual at the temple priest)... Koyasan Shingon (remember new Saint is Masayoshi Shingon sect) is always an excellent priest has produced the I.. Is 900 years to the commemorations by all means wanted!-
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  •  Gate City and enters the temple after a partly residential. That was once a gate from the temple grounds (it much wider Temple). Anyway great temple is. History is also available.  Hammered gun traces. Visit the cherry was best. Or in the hydrangea was beautiful. Increasingly cafes and places to eat in the area. It is a temple I want around, slowly over time.
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  • Wrote the last Japan garden is pretty good, but this visit is withdrawn. For people to visit, if you visited a long time was to collect admission fees. Finally Temple tourism declined. Established cabin fee each way which leads to the main hall, and set up a simple gate. Outside of business hours, is exempt (since the evening is unmanned and can be through). I pray came to feel very uncomfortable and the blessing in half. ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ the last evaluation was correct on this. Has been a sad assessment.
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  • From 2014 / 09 / 27 visits parking at Red Bridge, go left along the river and recited the Heart Sutra is the entrance. Wooden Pagoda as a national treasure, Japan's biggest "big--Lu owning of dharmadhatu Tower' (is snoring rushana Hokkaido handler finally) is commonly known as 'Pagoda'.  Overwhelmed by big Dainichi person enters the great Hall from OTO turns around to the right and becomes big denbo-do Hall.  Large denbo-do Hall in designated Buddha Dainichi Nyorai (dainichinyorai), Vajrasattva (discourses) and respect WINS French top (that IRIS was just) of three-body is enshrined. Of the light is put in the inner shrine visit to Holy heaven. "Dense Itsukushima Institute of development of Russian confession statement" asked for souvenirs. This is strictly reflect "remember new Saint Daishi" themselves and defend as monks to confession, as well as road shows.
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  • Go to cherry blossom viewing in spring 2016, and admission 500 yen!? ️ last year, it was free. If such shrines can be understood as the cost of preservation and restoration. But pull the strings in all premises, blocking the road with chains, can be dressed worse. The character as temple is... sorry.
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  • Visit the shingi Shingon sect head Shinto pilgrimage pilgrimage road No. 9 (Wakayama-9) 9/21/2016
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  • Is associated with Ninja, speaking of the negoro Temple is here. Because of this historical temple gate, honden is commendable.
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