Rinzo (輪蔵)

Rinzo means a type of sutra warehouse that is built within a Buddhist temple.
Tenrinzo (another name for rinzo)

In the center of the warehouse, there is a bookshelf with the shape of a regular octahedron, which can be rotated, and Daizokyo (sutra) is kept inside (the bookshelves are movable). Generally, people believe that once someone rotates the Rinzo, it has the same value as reading all the Buddhist scriptures.

It is said that the Rinzo originated in the Fu Daishi of the Southern Dynasty (China), or Liang (the Southern Dynasty), where there is Sanzonzo (statue) of Fu Daishi and his two children (twins) in front of Rinzo.

There is also the title of Noh singing called 'Rinzo.'

Places where Rinzo remain

Zuda-ji Temple: Kawamata-machi, Date-gun, Fukushima Prefecture

Mizusawa-dera Temple: Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture

Nikko Toshogu Shrine: Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

四萬部寺: Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture

Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura City): Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Anraku-ji Temple: Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture

Ankoku-ji Temple: Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture

Enjo-ji Temple: Otsu City

Chion-in Temple: Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City

Seiryo-ji Temple: Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City

Nishi Hongan-ji Temple: Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City

Shitenno-ji Temple: Tennoji Ward, Osaka City

Eisho-ji Temple: Kokurakita Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Hakuto-ji Temple: Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture

覚円寺: Koge-machi, Chikujo-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture

[Original Japanese]