Hokoji Temple, Kyoto
Hokoji Temple Reviews
豊国神社に隣接しているお寺です。寺院と言われるような建物はありませんが、徳川家康が大阪の陣をおこした言いががりと言われる梵鐘があります。 「君臣豊楽」、「国家安康」豊臣が栄え、家康の名を分断したと言うこじつけのような理由で豊臣へ戦をしかけたと言われていますが、本当の事は歴史の中ですので創造の域を超えませんが。 梵鐘には多数の字が刻まれていますが、上記の２か所には囲いがしてあるので見つけることはでき... more »It is a temple adjacent to Toyokuni Shrine. There is no building called a temple, but there is a bell that ieyasu Tokugawa is said to have caused the formation of Osaka. It is said that "Kimitomi Toyoraku" and "National Yasuyasu" Toyotomi flourished, and it is said that they started to fight to toyotomi for reasons such as the reason that they divided ieyasu's name, but the truth is in history, so it does not go beyond the realm of creation. There are many letters on the bell, but you can find them because there is a fence in the two places above. However, it might be difficult to understand that the eyesight is not so good because the character is small. I made a telephoto with a digital camera and confirmed it. Because it is a bell like the turning point of the history, it might be good to see it once. Parking is free when you visit the adjacent Toyokuni Shrine and Hokoji Temple, so you may be happy if you visit by car. There is a sanjusanmado nearby (parking fee scares you if you go there) and you can use it instead of parking.
豊国神社を見て隣の釣り鐘堂を見に来ました。同じような境内ですがお寺が違います。「方広寺」さんです。このお寺の御朱印を書いているおばあさんが鐘について話していただけました、1614年（慶長19年）「国家安康」・「君臣豊楽」の銘文を刻んだ梵鐘の事です。カメラの望遠レンズははっきり捉えていました。ここから五条坂を目指し清水に行きます。 more »I came to see the fishing bell hall next to toyokuni shrine. The temple is different though it is a similar precinct. I'm Mr. Hokoji. The grandmother who was writing the red seal of this temple was talking about the bell, and it is the thing of the bell which carved the inscription of "National Yasuyasu" and "Kimitomi Toyoraku" in 1614 (Keicho 19). The telephoto lens of the camera was clearly captured. From here, we go to Shimizu for Gojozaka.
Huge beautiful bell. Small place not really worth going out of your way for but a definitely visit if you're nearby. We stayed only a block away and visited a few times in our week here. Nice peaceful place.
** Hokoji Temple 方広寺 This temple belongs to Tendai Sect of Buddhism. It was originally built to store Daibutsu Statue ( Gigantic Stature of Buddha ) to which Toyotomi Hideyoshi made his wishes. The temple has the 2nd biggest temple bell in Kyoto after the one in Chion-in. If you take a close look at the fine detaiols on the bell it has a lot of letters curved on its surface. ( Trans-word+ TGM Kyoto Guide )
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