Tag: Taira no Kiyomori

Taira no Kiyomori was a powerful warrior chieftain in the late Heian period. He lived in Kyoto. Here are some of the places related to Kiyomori.

Rokuharamitsuji Temple, where Taira no Kiyomori once lived.
Rokuharamitsuji Temple

Rokuharamitsuji Temple was once the residence of Taira no Kiyomori and others.

  • Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂)

    Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂)

    Sanjusangendo is a temple of the Tendai sect located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. Its official name is Rengeoin Hondo (蓮華王院本堂). It is not an independent temple, but the nearby Myohoin Temple administer it. Taira no Kiyomori built this long hall in 1164 under the order of Goshirakawa Joko (ex-emperor). It was later destroyed by fire. But…

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  • Rokuharamitsuji Temple (六波羅蜜寺)

    Rokuharamitsuji Temple (六波羅蜜寺)

    History of Rokuharamitsuji Temple Kuya Shonin, a son of the then Emperor Daigo, founded .Rokuharamitsuji Temple in 951. Kuya Shonin felt life in all things, praised Namu Amidabutsu, and chanted the Nembutsu with joy and dancing, rejoicing in the fact that today exists. Rokuharamitsuji Temple used to have a vast temple complex. And the mansions…

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  • Gioji Temple (祇王寺)

    Gioji Temple (祇王寺)

    Gioji Temple, a nunnery in green and tranquility According to the Tale of the Heike and the Genpei Seisuki, Gioji Temple is where Shirabyoshi (dancer) Gio became a nun at the then Saga Oujoin Temple along with his mother Toji and sister Kojo. Taira no Kiyomori once favored her but later treated her coldly. That’s…

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  • Imakumano Shrine (新熊野神社)

    Imakumano Shrine (新熊野神社)

    Imakumano Shrine is located south of Sanjusangendo and along Higashioji Dori. The shrine was built by Ex-Emperor Goshirakawa in 1160. Emperor Goshirakawa abdicated in 1158, and his residence at that time was Hojuji Temple, which is now located to the east of Sanjusangendo. The Ima-Kumano Shrine was a guardian shrine while the Sanjusangendo was a…

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