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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Akibasan Jinganji Temple

秋葉山慈眼寺

Akibasan Jinganji Temple is the nearest temple to my house in Nagoya and a peaceful place to visit. The temple only really gets lively at New Year and when the Nagoya sumo tournament takes place in July and a sumo stable makes it a training base.

Akibasan Jinganji Temple, Nagoya


Akibasan Jinganji belongs to the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism and dates from the 9th century. Oda Nobunaga prayed here for victory before the Battle of Okehazama in 1560, which he duly won. The temple also has connections with the Shugendo sect of mountain ascetics.


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