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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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  • I went to visit the graves of relatives. Had previously had so much Crow, incense for the grave was being hijacked and taken up on the roof of the building next to the statue of Nichiren's bitter experience, but I didn't Crow. On weekdays, was just how, but I have a couple, grave one set of people and tourists. Was expensive for grave flowers flower shop on the first floor of the Kamakura station Kamakura Tokyu kogiku of JA-on sale near the embattled 300 yen and calendula, bought two and 供えました to the grave. Just looked on the net, keep because there is Buddhist and amulets, but in the temple Office charm one buy received. We have recalled that the child visited at the memorial service, often spend a quiet moment.
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  • Kamakura's largest wooden Buddhist temple [josadang (width: 18.7 m depth: approximately 19.7 m)] visited can watch and learn. [2 Tianmen] [main gate], [original], and go up the stairs with the NIO guardian statues, which include [josadang]. Dragon landscape [2 Tianmen] and [josadang] [water] and so beautiful in scenery layered [josadang] seems certain myohon landscape is recommended. [Josadang] in Nichiren, which honours, t., Sun has, you can watch the door makes statues of 3 in the closed doors.
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  • Of the Nichiren sect in Kamakura city, Omachi Changxing mountain is mountain. But Motoyama covered in trees is a very big temple was. Ambient has tucked away in a residential area.
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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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