Manju-ji (万寿寺) is a Rinzai Buddhist temple in Higashiyama-ku Kyoto, Japan.[1] Owing to the influence of the Ashikaga, Manju-ji was designated a Jissatsu temple for a time. At present, it is a sub-temple of Tōfuku-ji.[2] It is considered to be one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five great Zen temples of Kyoto".


  • History 1
  • Artwork 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5


Manju-ji was founded in the middle Heian period (late 13th century).[3] In 1305, Nanpo Shōmyō (南浦紹明) (1235–1308) was appointed abbot of Manju-ji.[4]


An artistically noteworthy Amida figure is too large to be moved from Manju-ji for display elsewhere.[5] The temple holds a collection of esoteric Buddhist art which was traditionally used in teaching the salient points in the story of the life of Gautama Buddha.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Iwao, Seiichi et al. (2002). p. 1742.Dictionnaire historique du Japon,
  2. ^ Baroni, Helen Josephine. (2002). p. 214.The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism,
  3. ^ Japan Cultural Profile: "Buddhist architecture in the Kamakura period (1185-1333)"
  4. ^ Joint Council for Japanese Rinzai and Obaku Zen: "Transmission of Zen to Japan"
  5. ^ McCallum, Donald F. Vol. 36, No. 1/2 (1974), pp. 147 n3.Artibus Asiae,"Heian Sculpture at the Tokyo National Museum. Part II: A Review Article,"
  6. ^ JAANUS (Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System): (釈迦八相 Sha-ka-has-sou Shaka hassou).


  • Baroni, Helen Josephine. (2002). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism. New York: Rosen Publishing Group. 10-ISBN 0-8239-2240-5; 13-ISBN 978-0-8239-2240-6; OCLC 42680558
  • Dumoulin, Heinrich. (2005). (Vol. II: Japan).Zen Buddhism: A History Bloomington, Indiana: World Wisdom. 10-ISBN 0-941532-90-9; 13-ISBN 978-0-941532-90-7
  • Iwao, Seiichi, Teizō Iyanaga, Susumu Ishii, Shōichirō Yoshida, et al. (2002). Dictionnaire historique du Japon. Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose. 10-ISBN 2-7068-1632-5; 13-ISBN 978-2-7068-1632-1; OCLC 51096469
  • Ponsonby-Fane, Richard Arthur Brabazon. (1956). Kyoto: The Old Capital of Japan, 794-1869. Kyoto: The Ponsonby Memorial Society.