Takkoku no Iwaya

buddhist temple in Hiraizumi, Japan

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Geographical coordinates: 38.968167 141.058444

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English Takkoku-no-Iwaya

Takkoku-no-Iwaya (達谷窟) is a Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi in southern Iwate Prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan dedicated to Bishamonten. The temple was founded by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro in 801 AD to commemorate his victory over the local Emishi tribes.Takkoku no Iwaya is located approximately six kilometers southwest of Hiraizumi, between the centre of town and Genbikei Gorge. The temple is built below an overhanging cliff, and incorporates a shallow cave containing a statue of Bishamon-ten. In the Heian period, a large statue of Fudō Myōō (designated an Iwate Prefectural Cultural Property) and a bas-relief image of Buddha carved into the rock face were added. The temple was described in the Kamakura period chronicle, Azuma Kagami’'.

The temple has burned down many times and its original form is unknown today; the current building dates from 1961 and was modeled after the famous Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto.

The grounds have been designated a National Historic Site.

Takkoku-no-Iwaya was included in the original 2006 nomination of "Hiraizumi - Cultural Landscape Associated with Pure Land Buddhist Cosmology”, but was removed from the nomination after the failure to secure inscription in 2008; although there are continuing efforts to secure its inclusion through future extension.

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Japanese 達谷窟

達谷窟(たっこくのいわや)は、岩手県西磐井郡平泉町に所在する毘沙門天をまつった堂。

Source: 達谷窟

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Russian Храм Таккоку-но-Ивая

Зрелищный буддистский храм, основанный в 801 году полководцем Саканоуэ-но Тамурамаро в ознаменование его победы над эмиси. Главный зал храма построен под нависающей скалой и выкрашен в ярко-красный цвет. Его здание, впрочем, построено в 1961 году по образцу киотского храма Киёмидзу-дэра.

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French Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamon-dō ()

Un chouette temple de grotte. C'est la 5 incarnation de ce temple depuis sa fondation en 801. Il est dédié à Bishamon le dieu de la guerre, mais a été appelé « Iwaya Bishamon-dō » (un endroit où prier pour la paix). Il y a également à ce site le Ganmen Daibutsu, un pierre géante dans laquelle est sculptée un Bouddha et dont seule la tête demeure, le corps ayant été détruit par un séisme. La balade en vélo jusqu'au temple elle-même est agréable avec un paysage campagnard japonais sympa tout le long. Ironiquement, même si il est souvent considéré comme le site le plus intéressant pour les touristes, c'est une des seules attractions locales à ne pas être un site du Patrimoine mondial.

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Last Edit2018/02/27
arz تاكوكو نو لياواja 達谷窟
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