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Taisan-ji (Matsuyama)


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Taisan-ji (太山寺) is a Shingon temple in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. It is Temple 52 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. The Hondō is a National Treasure.

History

Taisan-ji is said to have been founded by a wealthy merchant from Kyushu in the sixth century, after he had been saved from a shipwreck by Jūichimen Kannon. The temple enjoyed imperial patronage from the time of Emperor Shōmu.

Buildings

  • Hondō (Kamakura period), (National Treasure)
  • Niōmon (Kamakura period) (Important Cultural Property)

Treasures

  • Wooden statue of Jūichimen Kannon (木造十一面観音立像) (Heian period) (Important Cultural Property)
  • Wooden statue of Jūichimen Kannon (hibutsu) (木造十一面観音立像) (Heian period) (Important Cultural Property)




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