Nishi Hongwanji ShoinTemple

Today, I visited the Nishi Hongwanji ShoinTemple in the Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto.

The Nishi Hongwanji Shoin Temple is the largest sect of the Pure Land Buddhism. According to historical records, Tokugawa Ieyasu divides the original Yuanji Temple into two. The two are not far apart. The East Nishi Hongwanji Shoin Temple is one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, and the Nishi Nishi Hongwanji Shoin Temple is the world cultural heritage. There is also a temple in Shanghai, China.

In the courtyard of Nishi Hongwanji Shoin Temple, there is a dry mountain style that represents the Taoshan culture. There are also some ginkgo trees in the courtyard. visited this place last November, and it is full of golden and beautiful.

Entering from the Tangmen Gate of Nishi Hongan Temple, I feel really shocked. There is a large ginkgo tree of more than 400 years old in the courtyard. The foot is stepped on the wooden floor of 400 years. With the chanting, let the inner impetuous It has all settled down.

In addition, Nishi Hongwanji Shoin Temple established its school in 1639, which is now the predecessor of Ryukoku University. After separated, the Omiya campus was established in 1879 (Meiji 12)

The “Great Campus” was completed.

Now the main building of the Omiya Campus and the North and South classroom buildings are the lecture halls and dormitories at that time. They are built according to the architectural style of Western monasteries. The museum, the North and South, the old guards and the main entrance are precious buildings of the early Western style and are designated as important national cultural heritages. In 1960, the Fukakusa Campus was opened. Ryukoku University acquired the former US military stationed place in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, and used the original US military facilities as a classroom and office.

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