Thursday, August 6, 2009

Chozenji, Shingen and Buddhism


Sanmon 山門 (temple gate)


'Chōzen-ankoku 長禅安国', set up on the gate


A stone monument in front of the gate, on which the following is written :
Zuiunzan 瑞雲山 Chōzenji 長禅寺
has the grave of Ōi-fujin 大井夫人 (1497-1552), the mother of Takeda Shingen,
and is the studying and training location of Shingen (Harunobu 晴信) in his childhood,
and the venerable location where Shingen (Kizankō 機山公) practiced Zen meditation and took the tonsure to enter Buddhist priesthood.


Sanmon from its back, with a train of Chūō line


Niōmon 仁王門 (deva gate) and a stone monument, written "Zuiunzan Chōzenji"



A big temple bell 梵鐘



Kuri 庫裏 (priest's quarters)


A garden


Hondō 本堂 (main hall) under restoration


Mausoleum of Ōi no Kata 大井の方 (Ōi-fujin 大井夫人)


Five-storied stupa


Three-storied stupa


Five-storied stupa and grape fields in Mt. Atago 愛宕山

View Chōzenji 長禅寺 on Google My Maps

■ Refer to Kofu-Gozan & Kai Zenkoji and Kai Pilgrimage

■ Reference Data
・Wikipedia
・Yamanashi Shinpō newspaper's site on Kai Hyakuhachi Reijō

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