About Horinji Temple “Darumadera”
Horinji Temple is located Kamiya riverside which is related to Kitano Tenjin in Rakuyo Enmachi. It is a famous temple of Rinzai sect Myoshinji school and it is familiarized with its name so called “Darumadera”.
The tenth Buddhist priest Iyama who inaugurated in 1933 in this temple inspired getting up Bodhidharma Zen from early time and tried to popularize and make Zen a living, with a good writing and a long tongue and with getting up daruma dolls. And he built getting up daruma hall and opened Shorinji Kempo Dojo including Daruma Setsubun Kai. Because of this, the name of Daruma Temple (Horinji Temple) is prevalent highly in Rakuyo and also in whole Japan.
Its precinct has the buildings such as getting up Daruma hall, the shrine that shines in vermilion, the main hall that live-eyed Daruma-type Onigawara towers over the heavens.
As you can see from its name, a great number of Daruma are displayed in Daruma hall and Shrine. Since there are darumas with a variety of facial expressions, you wouldn’t fed up with.
There is Eireiden on the second floor in Shrine and we are a little surprised at many mortuary tablet of the war dead in South Pacific.
Horinji Temple photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
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