Chusonji Temple

Chusonji Temple

Chusonji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ). This temple is famous for the Golden Pavilion called Konjikido, designated as a national treasure.

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Name Chusonji Temple
"中尊寺(金色堂)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 202, Kinutome, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県西磐井郡平泉町平泉衣関202" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Hiraizumi-Maesawa I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0191-46-2211

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Kojiki

Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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