Saidaiji Temple

Saidaiji Temple

Saidaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Okayama prefecture in Chugoku district. The temple is dedicated to Senjyu Kannon ( Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshwara ). This temple is famous for its lively festival, called Eyo.

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Name Saidaiji Temple
"西大寺(観音院)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3-8-8, Saidaijinaka, Higashi-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama, Japan
"岡山市東区西大寺中3-8-8" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute walk from Saidaiji Station on the JR Ako Line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 086-942-2058

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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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