Taken 27-Mar-13
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Japan
Keywords:Buddhism, Fushimi-ku, Hokai-ji Temple, Japan, Kyoto, Sukenari Hino, Tomiko Hino, Yoshimasa Ashikaga, 日野 富子, 法界寺, 足利 義政
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Dimensions5098 x 3398
Original file size2.37 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken27-Mar-13 15:29
Date modified28-Mar-13 12:43
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 60D
Focal length18 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/200 at f/3.5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Hokai-ji Temple (法界寺) in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto!

Hokai-ji Temple (法界寺) in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto!

Entrance to the Hokai-ji Temple (法界寺) in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto!
This is a temple belonging to the Daigo school of Shingon Buddhism and is also known as Hino Yakushi. It was founded in 1051 when Sukenari Hino converted the mountain villa of the Hino family into a temple. The Hino family belonged to the aristocracy and there are among the family members such figures as Shinran, the founder of the Jodo shinshu Buddhism, and Tomiko Hino, who was married to the eight shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, Yoshimasa Ashikaga, and played an important role in political affairs.
At the main temple is enshrined the Yakushinyorai (healing Buddha) statue which stores the Yakushinyorai, made according to tradition by Denkyo-Daishi in its womb. It is also generally called “Chichiyakushi” (milk Yakushi) because it is believed that a mother will be able to give lots of milk to her child, is she prays at this principal object of worship.
The Hadaka-Odori festival (naked people dancing festival) is held every year on January 14th, and the loincloths used for dancing are being sought after as maternity girdles.