Kuhon-ji Temple (Nantan City) (九品寺 (南丹市))

Kuhon-ji Temple, located in Nantan City (former Sonobe-cho, Funai County), Kyoto Prefecture, is a temple of the Omuro school of the Shingon sect. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple is Shigiosan.
Its honzon (primary image of Buddha) is Senju Kannon Bosatsu (Thousand-Armed Kannon Bodhisattva, a Buddhist Goddess of Mercy)

This temple was reportedly built in 810 by Kukai, and later received the devotion of Cloistered Emperor Goshirakawa, who built its cathedral and whose prince, Cloistered Imperial Prince Kakugyo, entered this temple as a priest. Subsequently, it suffered a series of fires caused by wars, through which it fell into decline.

Cultural Properties
Important Cultural Properties
Daimon gate (a great outer gate) with munafuda (a tag on a ridge of a temple describing its history) and hengaku (a tablet or a framed picture): Irimoya zukuri (hip-and-gable construction) and romon (a two-story gate) with hiwadabuki (cypress bark roof)
Built in the late Kamakura period

Cultural properties designated by the Nantan City Government
Mokuzo Nio-zo (Wooden statues of the Deva Kings as temple guardians)

Cultural Properties once possessed by Kuhon-ji Temple

Mokuzo Senju Kannon Ryuzo (A wooden standing statue of Thousand Armed Avalokiteshwara) : Important Cultural Property
The Kamakura period
Currently, it's enshrined in Shobo-ji Temple, located in Saikyo Ward, Kyoto City.

Mokuzo Fudo Myoo Ryuzo (A wooden standing statue of Acala, one of the five Wisdom Kings) : dating from the late Heian period
In the possession of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mokuzo Juichimen Kannon Ryuzo (A wooden standing statue of Eleven-faced Kannon): dating from the Muromachi period
In the possession of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

Funasaka 47-1, Sonobe-cho, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture

[Original Japanese]