Gyoei (行叡)

Gyoei (year of birth and death unknown) was a priest during Asuka period and Nara period.


He made a thatched hut in the foot of Mt. Higashi (Kyoto Prefecture) in Yasaka-go, Otagi-gun, Yamashiro Province and lived there. In 778 he encountered Enchin but saying that he was going to Togoku (the eastern part of Japan, particularly Kanto region), he disappeared. Enchin made efforts to build up Kiyomizu-dera Temple along with SAKANOUE no Tamuramaro.

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