Posts Tagged ‘Prince Shotoku’

I’ve written about Shitennoji temple before, but these three photographs form such a nice set on their own that I decided to add a separate post.  Osaka’s Shitennoji, founded in 593 CE by the ubiquitous Prince Shotoku, is the oldest state-sanctioned Buddhist temple in Japan.  Shitennoji is dedicated to the Four Heavenly Kings — the […]



On Monday, J. and I took the train up to Kyoto to visit Koryu-ji and Kinkaku-ji. Koryu-ji is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan. It was founded in 622 “by a clan of Korean immigrants who contributed greatly to the development of Kyoto” (from the Eyewitness Travel Guide to Japan). The Treasure Hall […]