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Hokai-ji

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Hôkai-ji as seen from the street.

Hôkai-ji is a Tendai Buddhist temple in Kamakura, founded in 1335 by Ashikaga Takauji at the suggestion of Emperor Go-Daigo. It was built to replace the Hôjô clan's family temple, Tôshô-ji, and to console the spirits of the fallen Hôjô, following the 1333 siege of Kamakura and destruction of the Hôjô clan's hold on power, i.e. the fall of the Kamakura shogunate. The temple was completed in 1335, on the site of the Hôjô clan's mansion.

Hôkai-ji is also the location of one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Kamakura - Bishamonten.

References

  • "Hôkai-ji." Kamakura-burabura.com.
  • Plaques onsite.

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