Entoku-in Temple (圓徳院)

The Entoku-in Temple is a tatchu (sub-temple on the site of a main temple) of the Kodai-ji Temple (Kennin-ji Temple school of the Rinzai sect) in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. Its honzon (principal image of Buddha) is Shakanyorai (The Buddha Shakamuni).

The origin of this temple was that Toshifusa KINOSHITA (1573-1637), who was the lord of the Ashimori Domain in the Bicchu Province and a nephew of Kita no Mandokoro, legal wife of Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI, moved Keshoden (dressing hall building) of the Fushimi-jo Castle into his residence and made it a temple. The jigo (literally, "temple name"), which is the title given to a Buddhist temple, Entoku-in was named after Toshifusa's hogo (a Buddhist name). In addition, Sanmen Daikokuten (three-headed Daikoku) placed in this temple is regarded as Hideyoshi's nenjibutsu (a small statue of Buddha kept beside the person).

A cultural property
A national important cultural property
Monochrome ink painting on paper of thirty-two pictures of sansui-zu (a painting of the landscape).
Scenic beauty (government-designated)
A garden

530 Shimogawara-cho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

[Original Japanese]