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Kuniyoshi: Kajiwara Kagesue, Sasaki Takatsuna, and Hatakeyama Shigetada racing to cross the Uji River before the second battle of Uji...
Inage Saburō Shigenari (稲毛三郎重成): woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重) from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tōkaidō Road (Tōkaidō...
Shinran (親鸞, 1173-1263) was a Japanese Buddhist monk, who was born in Hino (now a part of Fushimi, Kyoto) at the turbulent close of the Heian...
The Hojo Hall (方丈) are the abbot's living quarters located next to a pond shaped like the character 心 (kokoro "heart").
Seated statue of Hokan Shaka Nyorai (宝冠釈迦如来 Shakyamuni with a Jeweled Crown) in the center of the Butsuden was made in the late Kamakura period.
The main entrance of the Engakuji in Kita-Kamakura.
The Butsuden (Main Hall) at the Engakuji, dedicated to Hokan Shaka Nyorai. The original building collapsed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923...
The Shorei-in Temple at the Engakuji
The Sanmon or Main Gate was rebuilt in 1785, when Seisetsu Shucho (Daiyu Kokushi) reconstructed Engakuji.
The Grand Bell (ogane) at Engakuji was cast by Hojo Sadatoki in 1301, after he confined himself to the Bensaiten, a shrine dedicated to the...
Dragon painting at the ceiling of the Butsuden
Wooden carvings on the Karamon at Engakuji
Shodenan (正伝庵) at the Engakuji
Myokochi (妙香池), a pond, and the Shoden-an (正伝庵) up the hill
Butsuden (Buddha Hall) at the Engakuji
Biyakurokudo (White Deer Cave): legend has it that on Engakuji's day of inauguration a herd of white deer listened to the sermon of Mugoku Sogen.
The Karamon Gate (唐門), also called Chokushimon (勅使門); karamon refers to a gate with a gently curved gable, kara-hafu (唐破風). The Karamon has very...
View from Ryuinan onto the Shoreiin and the Sanmon