Toshodai-ji Temple

UNESCO World Heritage

漢字(Kanji)Chinese Charater唐招提寺
ひらがなHiraganaとうしょうだいじ
ローマ字Roma-jiToshodai-ji
Official English Web Site
https://toshodaiji.jp/english/index.html


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      Toshodai-Ji

From Yakushiji to Toshodaiji
The Street from Yakushiji to Toshodaiji (10-15 mins walk) – Yotenmangu Shrine-Torii Gate-Haiden(Worship Hall), Street at South Gate of Tosyodaiji – Parking lot for Toshodaiji
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Toshidaiji| Kondo
Nandaimon – Kondo : Nandaimon(South Great Gate), Jimusyo – Temple Office, Benten Shrine, Lotus Flowers, Kondo–Golden Hall
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Toshodaiji| Kaidan
Kaidan~Syoro, Poem Monument, Lotus Flowers, Kaidan ,Syoro Bell Tower
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Toshodaiji|Kodo – Koro, others
Kodo(講堂) Lecture Hall, Koro(鼓楼) (Shariden), Higashi-muro – Raido, Hozo(宝蔵), Storage of Treasures – Kyozo(経蔵), Storage of Sutras
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Toshodaiji| Daigo-ido ~ Miei-do
Daigo-ido (well). Honbo,Lotus Flower, Kaizando, Kariteimosya, Mieido Under renovation
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御廟(ごびょう)
Toshodaiji| Gobyo(御廟)
Ganjin Wajo Obyo (鑑真和上御廟) – Abbot Ganjin Mausoleum, Shin Hozo (新宝蔵) (New Treasure Hall)
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In 759 the abbot Ganjin(鑑真大和上) was granted the former residence of Prince “Nii-ta-be Shin-no” 新田部親王 (Emperor Tenmu’s son) for the establishment of Toshodaiji Temple(唐招提寺). The name come from the facts that its first abbot Ganjin was from “Toh (唐)”, or “the Tang Dynasty” in China, and that it was founded as a place for Buddhist training under his guidance.

Toshodaiji was the first temple in Japan to be devoted to one of the Chinese Buddhist denominations — namely the Nanzan school. Even today Toshodaiji is regarded as the head temple of Japan’s Ritsu-shu denomination of Buddhist teachings.

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