東寺 Toji

東寺の写真集 Toji gallery



東寺について About Toji







Toji is the head of Toji Shingon and is also called “Kyouougokokuji.” Its upbringing is said to have been erected by Fujiwara-no-isendo in 796 after Heian-Kyo capital. As a temple of Kobotaishi, Toji came to gather the belief widely from the royalty to the people.

It is a national treasure, and the tallest pagoda in Japan as a wooden tower has a height of 54.8 meters. This seems to correspond to the height of the building of from 15 stories to 20 stories in modern times. The main hall also has a large Bhaisajyaguru (principal image) and a gilded Buddha of Suryaprabha and Candraprabha, you should also watch it here. In addition, there is a three-dimensional mandala named Katsuma Mandala in the auditorium, which was made by Daishi Kukai. The mandala is the iconography which shows the tower to rally of various Buddhas centering on the main principle based on the teaching of Esoteric Buddhism.

I went for the purpose of filming this time, but because the shooting of the Buddhist image is basically forbidden at the temple, the object that I can photograph in the East temple was only about a building and a garden. If you are looking for a cherry blossom or a season of autumn leaves, you might be able to take a more presentable photo. It seems to be lit up every year.

At Toji, there are fairs called Koboichi (Kobo-san) on the 21st of every month, it is crowded with a lot of street vendors every time. If you think that you want to go to Toji, it’s fun to go on the day.

詳細 Details

所在地 〒601-8473 京都府京都市南区九条町1
電話番号 TEL 075-691-3325
FAX 075-662-0250










駐車場 バス10台分 2時間2,000円
自家用車50台分 2時間600円
タクシー 2時間600円
サイトURL http://www.toji.or.jp/

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