29th January: Kyoto – The Philosopher’s Path – Honen-In

On the way from Nanzen-Ji to Ginkakuji along the Philosopher’s Walk, I also dropped into Honen-In Temple which does not allow photographs inside the buildings.  However, I was particularly taken with the thatched gate leading to the temple past two sculpted sand mounds maintained by the monks.

Honen-In is a small Jodo-shu temple, founded in 1680 to honor Honen (1133-1212), the founder of Amidism or Pure Land Buddhism, which was a faith-based rival to Zen.  Jodo-shu is a subsect of Amidism.

Honen-In Gate

Facade of Building at Honen-In

Honen-In Gate, sand sculptures and people

Honen-In Gate

Pathway to Honen-In Gate

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