Jikishi-an Temple (直指庵)

Jikishi-an Temple is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Pure Land Sect located in Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Shohozan. It does not have jigo (literally, "temple name"), which is the title given to a Buddhist temple. The principal image is Amida Nyorai.

Jikishi-an Temple began as a thatched hut named Mossho-an that was built by early Edo period Buddhist monk (Obaku Sect) Dokusho Shoen. It later fell into ruin, and at the end of the Edo period was restored as the Pure Land Sect temple that stands today.

3 Kitasagakitanodan-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.

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