Jorin-ji Temple (Kyoto City) (常林寺 (京都市))

Jorin-ji Temple is a temple of the Jodo (Pure Land) sect located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City.

Its Sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Komyozan, and its Ingo (name of temple's title) is Sesshuin.


On March 28, 1573, it was established by Rodo, a Nenbutsu Senju priest (priest specialized in Buddhist invocation) in a temple land in the southern part of Kojinguchi Higashi-iru, Teramachi Street, assigned by Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI's urban policy.

In the Edo period, it played an important role as yakuban (gate guard) of Chion-in Temple.

On February 24, 1671, it was burned down due to the fire that occurred at Nashinoki-cho. On October 1 in the same year, it was transferred to the present place.

In 1698, it was rebuilt by the 7th Eiyo.


Yotsugi Kosodate Jizoson (guardian deity for pregnancy and childcare)
Established in 1854 (the time of the 31st Shose Yuzen)
Tradition says that this Jizoson has a long history and had been enshrined in this land before Jorin-ji Temple was established, and widely known for its miracles even in far places. It is said that, after the early modern period, it was popular among the people who came and went from the front of the temple gate to Wakasa Kaido Road, and lots of pious people visited it on the way to Kurama-dera Temple, and there was constant smoke of incense.


33 Tanaka Shimoyanagi-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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