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Myohon-ji Temple, Kamakura
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Ryōgonzan Renge-in Myōhō-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. It is one of a group of three built near the site in Matsubagayatsu, or the Valley of Pine Needles, where Nichiren, founder of the Buddhist sect that bears his name, is supposed to have had his hut. The temple has also close ties with Prince Morinaga and the Imperial House.Nichiren, Matsubagayatsu and Myōhō–jiKamakura is known for having been in the 13th century the cradle of Nichiren Buddhism. Founder Nichiren was not born there: he came from Awa Province, in today's Chiba Prefecture, and had come to Kamakura because at the time the city was the cultural and political center of the country. He built himself a hut in the Matsubagayatsu district where three temples (Ankokuron-ji, Myōhō–ji, and Chōshō-ji), have been fighting for centuries for the honor of being his sole heir. All three say they lie on the very spot where he used to have his hut, however none of them can prove its claims. The Shinpen Kamakurashi, a guide book to Kamakura commissioned by Tokugawa Mitsukuni in 1685, already mentions a strained relationship between Myōhō–ji and Chōshō-ji. However, when the two temples finally went to court, with a sentence emitted in 1787 by the shogunate's tribunals Myōhō–ji won the right to claim to be the place where Nichiren had his hermitage. It appears that Ankokuron-ji did not participate in the trial because the government's official position was that Nichiren had his first hut there, when he first arrived in Kamakura, but that he made another near Myōhō–ji after he came back from his exile in Izu in 1263.
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  • Komachi Dori left Kamakura post office turn left to Kamakura station, and after a while you will see a certain myohon. Negative ion rich landscape changed. Location of damp in the morning dew. Thought of the illness there is amulet's purpose can be purchased safely and was happy. What I said back parlor of Kamakura is recommended
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  • If your trip to Kyoto to sense differences are much bigger, fine. It is less touristy and not so little. It is historically central to Hojo hiki clan army attacked and destroyed. On the stairs of big josadang back was resting. Nice atmosphere surrounded by large trees in the mountains. Kamakura generally rowdy Hachiman 宮方 face many here would be suitable to take to off the beaten path. It would be nice to verify buildings and historical sites one at a time because there is a map in the. For the first time realized that towards the source of beauty child. It seems, the married 4 Shogun 2's Shogun Yoriie daughter in a respectable grave. In the 32-year-old likely died in childbirth. Kamakura is a medieval town.
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  • Myohon is like is very quiet, leisurely flowing time. Will be healed and a lot of trees would be blown away the summer heat ♪ (be ▽ ')
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  • beautiful, can get very crowded in high season!
  • This temple in particular is very picturesque
  • The Temple of the Nichiren sect. In a quiet and beautiful. Worth a visit also left behind snake suffering toe Myojin is. Soshigaya Chapel left of the remotest staircase road, on the way from the narrow road on the right can join Gion mountain hiking trails in the (narrow, climbing area, decent shoes and gloves are a good).
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  • It is wooded and quiet temple. Whats write carefully control subjects in the Office. A little further up the main hall.
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  • Head temple of the Nichiren sect. The lush, solemn atmosphere fills the air. Come see the cherry blossoms in spring, and flower Metro. It is also a temple of Nakahara Chuya's memories.
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