Senko-ji Temple (Kyoto City) (千光寺 (京都市))

Senko-ji Temple is an Obaku Sect temple in Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Daihikaku-san. Another name is Daihikaku. The Principal Image of worship at a temple is Senju Kannon Bosatsu (Thousand-Armed Kannon). The temple is known for holding a wooden statue of a wealthy merchant, Ryoi SUMINOKURA, from the Edo period.

The period of construction is unknown, however, it is known that the temple originally stood near Shoryo-ji Temple in Saga, and was transferred to its present location by a wealthy merchant, Ryoi SUMINOKURA, during the Edo period.

62 Nakaoshita-cho, Arashiyama, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City

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