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About Zenkoji

Outline of Zenkoji Temple

Zenkoji Main Hall

・Foundation: 642 AD
・Sect: Non Sect (Independent from Sect)
・Main Image: Amida Triad Sharing One Halo
・Founder: Yoshimitsu Honda

The history of Zenkoji temple started in 642, when Yoshimitsu Honda enshrined a Buddhist Image at the present site.
The main image was created in India and introduced into Japan with Buddhism via Paekche in Korean Peninsula in 552. It is called “The Image of Sangoku Denrai” in Japanese.
The image has been believed to lead all the people to the Buddhist Pure Land regardless of their status, gender or creed. It has been earnestly worshipped by many people from those in power at the time to the common people.
The main image was completely hidden from the people in 654, and since then no one has ever been allowed to see it.
The temple name “Zenkoji” literally means “Yoshimitsu’ s temple”. It is read as “Zenkoji” by another way of reading of the Chinese characters.

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Update:2019/09/30

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Zenkoji temple has been revered for over 1400 years as Japan’s primary center of Buddhist faith. Zenkoji houses the first Buddhist statue to come to Japan, attracting pilgrims from all denominations. 6 million visitors come every year to be awed by this masterpiece of Buddhist architecture. It is the largest temple in all of eastern Japan and testament to the faith of its followers. In 1998, the bells of Zenkoji rang in the start of the Winter Olympics in a wish for world peace.

Location Zenkoji Temple, 491, Motozen-machi, Nagano City
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By Train:10 min bus ride from Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)
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Let’s embark upon a visit to the remarkable spiritual site of Zenkoji Temple.

Temple Grounds Map

Cross the Zenkoji traffic signal to begin your temple visit. Did you notice that the characters of the street sign for “Zenkoji” are curiously stylized..?

Daihongan

Upon entering the temple grounds, Daihongan Temple is located immediately to the left. Since its original construction, it has served as a residence for the high priestess, and hosted visitors affiliated with the imperial family. The squeezable “Hitonigiri Jizo” amulets are popular.

Pilgrim Lodgings

Across from Daihongan are rows of pilgrim lodgings. At Zenkoji Temple, there are a total of 39 lodgings, consisting of 25 Tendai sect and 14 Jodo sect. Some of the lodgings serve shojin-style Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, and allow visitors to try activities such as transcribing sutra scripts, or making juzu (prayer beads). Shuin (commemorative seals) are offered to pilgrims as well.

The Niomon Gate

The Niomon Gate consists of two guardian statues facing each other — “Agyo” on the left and “Ungyo” on the right. The two statues, together with the guardian deity of the three jewels and three-headed Daikoku behind the statues, were created by Koun Takamura (father of Kotaro Takamura) and Unkai Yonehara.

The Agyo and Ungyo statues are placed opposite their typical orientation, a design thought to allow the winter solstice sunrise to first illuminate the Agyo, which symbolizes the beginning of all, whilst the last rays of the sunset will be cast over the Ungyo, which symbolizes the end of all.

The temple’s shopping street (Nakamise Dori)

Passing through the Niomon Gate leads to the temple’s shopping street (Nakamise Dori). Here visitors will find a collection of souvenir shops, dealers of buddhist altar fittings, and restaurants. This is an ideal spot to take a break and enjoy treats such as miso flavored ice cream and oyaki dumplings.

Underfoot, the path from the temple ground entrance to the main gate is paved with flagstones, said to be exactly 7,777 in number.

Enmei Jizo Son

Enmei Jizo Son is located on the left hand side, about half-way through the Nakamise Dori shopping street. Since the inauguration of Zenkoji, the main temple hall (hondo) was located here until its relocation in the Edo Period. As if to face the statue of Jizo, the Seson-in Shakado Temple is located at the intersection of the alleyway.

Seson-in Shakado Temple

The Seson-in Shakado Temple centrally worships Japan’s only life-sized reclining Buddha statue, a nationally designated important cultural property. The Buddha looks over our world, while the Amitabha Tathagata at the Zenkoji main temple hall looks over the afterlife. It’s thought that worshipping both statues will bestow happiness in one’s present life and afterlife.

Komagaeri-bashi Bridge

If you follow Nakamise Shopping Street towards the main temple gate, you will find the entrance to the temple approach. Legend has it that when Minamoto No Yoritomo visited Zenkoji Temple, his horse’s hoof became stuck in a hole, and this place was named for where he turned back (“gaeri”) his horse (“koma”).

Roku Jizo (Six Jizo) and Nure Botoke

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The six Jizo are bodhisattvas (Buddhist saints) who save people in the six realms: the hell realm (naraka), the purgatory of hunger (preta), the purgatory of animal passion, the Asura realm, the human realm, and the heaven realm. The Nure Botoke is said to have comforted the soul of Oshichi the greengrocer burned during the great Edo fire. For this reason, it is also known as “Nure Botoke of Oshichi the Greengrocer”.

Daikanjin Temple

Daikanjin Temple is located across from the Six Jizo. The chief priest at Daikanjin Temple is called “okanshu-sama”, and together with the high priestess of Daihongan Temple, also serves as a head priest of Zenkoji Temple.

Chozusha (Purification Basin)

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Ahead lies the main gate, meaning that we are almost to the main temple hall. Before the main gate is a basin for purifying one’s hands and mouth. Use the dipper to pour water on your left hand, then your right hand. Now use the water in your left hand to rinse your mouth. Finally, clean the left hand once again, then use the water remaining in the dipper to clean the handle.

Sanmon Main Gate (Third Gate)

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The Sanmon (alternatively written with the kanji characters for “mountain gate” or “third gate”) is Zenkoji Temple’s main gate, built in year 3 of the Kan-en Era (1750). Atop the gate is a plaque entitled “Zenkoji”, also known as the “Pigeon Plaque” as there are five pigeons hidden among the three kanji characters. Don’t you think that the first kanji character, “Zen”, resembles an animal with deep affinity for the temple? You can visit the top to worship, providing an exceptional view of the entry leading up to the gate.

Daikoro (Great Incense Burner)

It is believed that wafting the smoke from the great incense burner over the body will bestow good health and ward away illness. Try this before worshipping at the main hall.

Zenkoji Hondo (Zenkoji Main Temple Hall)

Now take this opportunity to worship at Zenkoji Hondo, a national treasure of Japan.

Binzuru Sonja Statue

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You may have noticed many worshippers laying hands on a statue at the front entrance of the hondo (main temple hall). This statue is called “Binzuru Sonja”. It’s believed that touching the statue in the same place as your own ailment can cure you, and the statue has been worn smooth by the hands of worshippers. This remarkable cultural site has been awarded three Michelin stars.

Sanctum and Statues of 25 Bodhisattvas Welcoming Departed Spirits


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With about 150 tatami mats, the spacious sanctum provides a space for prayer near the temple’s principal object of worship. The principal object is enshrined within an inner sanctum, with a separate partition containing statues of 25 bodhisattvas who welcome spirits of the dead. This symbolizes the appearance of the bodhisattvas atop clouds as believers approach paradise (Sukhavati)

Pilgrimage of the Ordination Platform

                          

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When visiting Zenkoji Temple, take the opportunity to perform a pilgrimage of the ordination platform. A stairway from the inner sanctum leads down into a completely dark passageway.  Follow the wall with your hands to find the “Key to Paradise” located directly below where the ordination platform is enshrined. Touching the key is said to align you with the ordination platform, promising a rebirth in paradise.

Memento House (Juyohinjo)

After a pilgrimage of the temple main hall, visitors may receive mementoes such as amulets or prayer beads here.

Morning Ritual (O-Asaji) and Rosary Blessing (O-Juzu Chodai)

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A morning ritual is held every day at the Zenkoji Temple main hall (hondo). The ritual is conducted by two Zenkoji head clergy, who travel up and down the temple approach, touching the heads of gathered worshippers with their juzu (rosaries of prayer beads) and sharing a blessing. This is known as “O-Juzu Chodai” (rosary blessing). Zenkoji Temple is perhaps best known for this signature morning ritual. By all means, please attend and participate.。

Nihon Chureiden Shrine and Zenkoji Temple Museum

The departed spirits of those who perished in war, from the Boshin War to the Second World War, are enshrined at the Nihon Chureiden Shrine, located north beyond the Zenkoji Temple main hall. This facility also contains the Zenkoji Temple Museum. The museum collection includes valuable spiritual items affiliated with Zenkoji beliefs, such as the sand mandala used by the 14th Dalai Lama to perform a kaigen-hoyo (eye-opening consecration ceremony), and models of Nio-zo (guardian Deva king) statues, a statue of the Guardian deity of the three jewels, and a three-faced Daikokuten statue.

Scripture House (Kyozo)

          

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This scripture house was built in year 9 of the Horeki Era (1759). It stores the “Issaikyo”, a complete collection of Buddhist scriptures. It is said that pushing the wooden arm to rotate the octogonal scripture shelf can bestow a blessing similar to reading the entire scriptures. This building is currently closed to worship due to ongoing construction.

Memorial Pillars (Rekidai Eko-Bashira)

These wooden pillars stand behind the scripture house. The pillars are erected in memorial of changing generations during the “Gokaicho”, a ceremony to display a replica of Zenkoji Temple’s principal buddhist image held once every seven years. The older pillars become shorter as they crumble with age.

Nail-Carved Amida Nyorai Sculpture

  

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Across from the memorial pillars is an altar with a sculpture of Amitabha Tathagata carved from stone. Legend tells that the monk Shinran engraved the sculpture with his fingernails. Since olden times, it has been believed that this sculpture wards off eye disease.

Bell Tower (Shoro)

This bell tower is located to the right-hand side of the temple main hall front entrance. The temple bell was forged in year 7 of the Kanbun Era (1667) and is rung on the hour from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm every day.

East Garden (Higashi Teien)

The east gardens, located on the east side of the temple main hall, are a beautiful place for a short break.

Changing Season Ritual (Setsubun-E)

Zenkoji Temple’s setsubun-e (changing season ritual) is held on February 3rd every year. Including special guests, some 400 fuku-otoko and fuku-onna (lucky men and women) perform a mame-maki (bean scattering) ceremony from the temple main hall gallery towards crowds of gathered worshippers, throwing the beans all at once.

Zenkoji Temple Summer Ennichi Festival (Obon Ennichi)

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During the “obon” period in August, a summer festival centered about the bon dance is held in the Zenkoji Temple grounds. The nostalgia of joining a bon dance circle in the cool of the evening air is an unmistakable delight.

Binzuru Fair (Zenkoji Binzuru Ichi)

                   

                  

The Binzuru Fair is held on the second Saturday of every month from April to November. All manner of handmade items are available, from locally harvested fruit and vegetables to handcrafts and baked goods. Take your time browsing and you just might find a special keepsake.
 

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About Zenkoji Temple

Zenkoji Temple is one of the most important temples in Japan and contains 1,400 years of history with in its compound. The area is considered a national treasure and is an important place of history, culture and architecture. Founded in the 7thcentury the temple contains the first ever Buddhist statue to be brought to Japan when the religion was first introduced to the country. The statue of Amitabha was buried in a moat by an anti-Buddhism group in the 6thcentury and later recovered and enshrined in Zenkoji Temple. Today a replica statue is on display to the public and the real one is shown every 6 years. The next display will be held in 2021.

The Zenkoji temple area is large and there are two impressive large gates that lead up to the main temple area. The temple grounds include the main temple and several other smaller buildings and a museum. The main temple is incredibly impressive. Several things you should take care to notice includes the purification smoke outside the temple. Upon entering the temple, it is customary to offer a small money offering to the gods and Buddha. Money is thrown in the collection box and a prayer is made.

In the entrance area is the Obinzuru statue. Obinzuru was one of the disciples of Buddha. If you rub the area of his body that corresponds to an area that troubles you it is said that you will be cured. The statue is now worn smooth from having been rubbed by many thousands of temple visitors.

The beautiful main temple.

For 500yen you can enter further in the main area of Zenkoji temple and can take a closer look at the main altar. A particularly interesting area is the pitch-black corridor that runs under the temple. It is said that if you can touch the key which is attached to the wall you will be granted access to paradise. 

To learn more visit the Nagano City website here.

Access

Take the train to Nagano train station, From the station you can take a bus directly to the temple area or you can walk there. The walk takes about 25min from the station, but you will pass all the interesting shops that line the road leading the temple as well as the two large temple gates. For those with a car there are car parks directly behind the temple. They are paid car parks but are not expensive.

Food

There are many restaurants just outside the temple. The traditional soba noodle dishes are highly recommended.

Traditional soba noodles.

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History[edit]

According to the explanation of Zenkō-ji, The Hibutsu, or the Main Image of Zenkō-ji, moved from India to Japan by way of the Korean peninsula, in the 6th century, during the reign of Emperor Kinmei.[2] Afterwards, it was moved several times before coming to rest at its present location in Nagano city.

At the end of the Kamakura period (1185–1333), many temples copied Zenkō-ji’s famous Buddha statue, and many new temples were built around the country, calling themselves “Zenkō-ji” or “Shin-Zenkō-ji” (“New Zenkō-ji”).

In the Sengoku period (mid-15th to 17th century), when the Zenkō-ji became embroiled in the struggles between Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen, the chief abbot was afraid it would be burnt to the ground. He built a new Zenkō-ji in what is now Kōfu; it stands to this day.

In 1598, Toyotomi Hideyoshi moved the hibutsu to Kyoto, and then to Shinano. The hibutsu and the Zenkoji temple itself have since been moved back to Nagano.

Zenkō-ji temple decided to pull out of the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay, in relation with the 2008 Tibetan unrest and in solidarity with the Tibetan Buddhists.[3] The Zenkō-ji temple was then vandalized.[4]

Inside the compound[edit]

The name of the temple. This plaque, with calligraphy by an Imperial prince, is on the sanmon.

The Zenkō-ji compound contains many interesting and historically significant buildings. The compound is arranged in a linear fashion, from the south to the north, so that worshipers and visitors would likely see the buildings in this order. Admission to most of the buildings at the compound is covered by a ticket which costs ¥500. The ticket can be re-used at different buildings.

Daihongan[edit]

Immediately on the left, from the southern entrance, this Jōdo Sect temple houses the nunnery and the residence of the high priestess.

Niōmon[edit]

The Niōmon gate features two impressive Niō guardians, which protect the compound from enemies of Buddhism. The two statues were reconstructed in 1918 after a fire.

Original Main Hall[edit]

The original Main Hall is located on the left, after the Niōmon gate.

Daikanjin[edit]

Located on the left, after the original Main Hall site, this Tendai Sect temple houses the residence of the chief priest. The temple’s compound contains a garden and a treasure house, which contains the illustrated scroll of The Tale of Genji. These areas are not open for public viewing.

Rokujizō[edit]

The Rokujizō are located to the right of the Daikanjin. The Rokujizō are statues of the six Bodhisattvas, who gave up Buddhist enlightenment, in order to provide salvation to others. The Bodhisattvas are said to be able to commune with the six realms of hell, starvation, beasts, carnage, human beings and divine beings.

Sanmon[edit]

The Sanmon Gate Reconstruction Poster

The Sanmon Gate Reconstruction Schematic (Side View)

The Sanmon Gate is considered an Important Cultural Property. It contains five wooden Buddhist statues (not available for public viewing), as well as a plaque with calligraphy by the Imperial prince, which is said to contain five hidden doves in the lettering. Reconstruction of the Sanmon Gate began on October 1, 2002 and was scheduled to end on December 31, 2007.

Kyōzō[edit]

The Kyōzō is located on the far left from the Sanmon Gate. It is also an Important Cultural Property. The building contains a repository of printed Buddhist sutras, and visitors get to rotate the octagonal sūtra holder, in order to gain enlightenment. The Kyōzō was constructed in 1759, although the sūtra holder was made in 1694.

Zenkō-ji Hon-dō[edit]

A high priest dispensing blessings at the Zenkō-ji Hondō.

The incense burner in front of Zenkō-ji. Visitors rub the incense smoke on their bodies for good health and fortune. A high priest or priestess holds early-morning blessing ceremonies here.

This is the Main Hall, located at the northern end of the compound. It is considered a National Treasure.

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Nagano’s Spiritual Heart with a Hidden Treasure

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  • Buddhist Temple
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  • Daily Ceremony
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Less than 20 minutes walk from Nagano Station, Zenko-ji is one of Japan’s oldest and most important Buddhist temples. Built in dedication to the first known Buddhist statue to be brought to Japan, the temple has stood watch over the city – in one form or another – for nearly 1400 years. To this day, Zenko-ji remains an important destination for Buddhist pilgrims while also being one of Japan’s most open and welcoming temples. A morning ceremony is performed every day with visitors of any background or faith invited to attend. The temple also plays host to many events, festivals and celebrations throughout the year and remains the spiritual heart of the region.

Established in 642, the story of Zenko-ji is intertwined with that of Nagano itself. The city grew-out from the temple precinct and to this day, Zenko-ji retains its importance in the daily lives of Nagano’s residents. The temple’s main hall is a registered National Treasure, housing the ‘hibutsu’ or ‘secret buddha’ statue. Now hidden from human view, the legend of the statue imbues the temple with an air of mystery manifest in the ‘kaidan meguri’ – a dark tunnel which leads visitors under the temple to the point below where the statue is now said to be kept. Completely black, those who enter guide themselves only by touch in search of the ‘Key to Paradise’, a physical object hidden in the tunnel awaiting discovery.


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