Kanga-an Temple


長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Obaku sect temple with deep connection with Emperor Gomizuno-o

In the early Edo period (1600-1868), retired Emperor Gomizuno-o commissioned to invite the sacred spirit enshrined in the deep mountain of Kifune.  He prepared the new hall on the present location, right on the north of the Imperial Palace, and had it as a place offering prayers.  Later, Gomizuno-o invited the 6th generation head priest of Manpuku-ji Temple and made this place become a Zen temple belonging to the Obaku sect.  A number of articles used by the emperor and woodblocks made by a famous Edo-period artist, Jakuchu Ito are preserved in this temple.  There is a restaurant where people can enjoy Fucha-style Buddhist cuisine overlooking the beautiful garden.


Name Kanga-an Temple
Address 278 Shingoryoguchi-cho, Karasuma-dori Kuramaguchi-higashi-iru, Kita-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-256-2480
Hours 13:00-22:00
URL http://www.kangaan.jp/
Recommended Entry: 500 yen; Fucha cuisine is accepted from 2 people; Reservation required 2 days in advance
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. ,
    Fujin-gaho,December issue,2013