Gokuraku-ji (Kamakura)

Gokuraku-ji (Kamakura)

For other uses, see Gokurakuji (disambiguation).
Gokuraku-ji-ji
極楽寺
The gate of Gokuraku-ji
Information
Denomination Shingon
Founded 1259
Founder(s) Hōjō Shigetoki
Priest(s) Ninshō
Address 3-6-7 Gokuraku-ji
Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
Country Japan

Portal:Buddhism

Gokuraku-ji (極楽寺?) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect located in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It was founded in 1259 by Ninshō (1217-1303) and has been restored and rebuilt many times since then.

See also

  • For an explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, and Japanese Buddhist temple architecture, see the Glossary of Japanese Buddhism.

References and external links

  • Frederic, Louis (2002). "Japan Encyclopedia." Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

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