A temple of Rinzaishu's Daitokuji branch built south of Shukuin in the 3rd year of Koji Period (1557) by Nagayoshi Miyoshi, who ruled Sakai as local governor of Izumi/Kawachi, in memorial of his deceased father, Motonaga. The temple burned down during the Summer Battle of Osaka, and was rebuilt in the 3rd year of Genna Period (1617) by Takuan-osho, the resident priest of the temple, in Minamihatago-cho where it remains today. The Buddhist sanctum built in the 2nd year of the Jo-o Period (1653), the temple gate (Kanro-mon) built in the 4th year of the Shoho Period, and the Chinese gate built in the early Edo Period are all designated as important national cultural assets. Sakyamuni Buddha is enshrined as the principal image. It is said that the great masters of tea ceremony such as Sen no Rikyu and Takeno Jo-o trained here, and Jissoan, a nijo-daime (2 and 3/4 tatami mat size) teahouse was rebuilt in July of the 35th year of the Showa Period (1960) in Rikyu-taste. There is also an extremely beautiful dry-landscape garden thought to have been created in the early Edo Period (a nationally designated place of scenic beauty).
|ADDRESS||〒590-0965 3-1-2 Minami-Hatago-cho Higashi, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka Pref.|
|TRANSPORTATION||5 min. walk from Goryomae Sta. of the Hankai Line or Hankai Tramway|
|ADMISSION FEE||Adults:JPY400, Junior and senior high students:JPY300, Children:JPY200|
Parking : Available
|INQUIRIES||TEL : 072-232-1654|