BLOGWalking2021.05.11

Ryuganji Temple is "NAMUI"!

We introduced Santetsu-dori Street (Shiokoji-dori Street) on this "KYOTO-CHISHIN" the other day.

There is a temple that is said to be the origin of the name of Santetsu-dori Street.

It is "Ryugan-ji temple", which is said to have been founded around 1616 by the monk Santetsu (Santetsu Yasui).

The son of Santetsu (Santetsu Yasui) is Harumi (Shunkai) SHIBUKAWA (Santetsu) who served as the first officer in charge of astronomy of the Edo Shogunate.

It is said that the remains of Harumi (Shunkai) Shibukawa's (Santetsu's) mansion have been turned into a Pure Land sect temple.

Do you know that Ryugan-ji temple is now drawing attention as a very "NAMUI" temple?

* "NAMUI" is a coined word that is a combination of "Namu Amida Butsu" and the present time.

The watchword is "Let's make new temple style together".

Various efforts are being made based on the belief that "The temple is the base of Japanese religious culture!".

Of particular note is the activity unit, which consists of various members.

Bukkubu, a butsugu pop unit, is a collaboration between Buddhist sculptors and Kyoto artisans.

At the Meido (coined word that is a combination of maid and underworld) Kissa (cafe) , the maid "Kutan" is coming every other month.

We have to wait for the resumption of both activities, but there are some contents we can enjoy at home.

This is the YouTube channel "Ryugan-ji Nam-nam TV".

The chief priest and his son's "En-chan" broadcast various videos.

Over the weekend, there will be a live broadcast called "Konshu-no Owari-no-Kai (This Week's End meeting)".

Why don't you watch it at home and try to calm down yourself?

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Also, "One Day Buddhist Sculpture Class" by sculptor Yozan Miura will be held on Tuesday, November 9.

Please check the official website of Ryugan-ji temple for details.

The bulletin board in the temple is also a specialty, and you will be attracted to not only tweets but also colorful paintings.


The Ryugan-ji Temple of the Jodo (Pure Land) sect
564 Hachijo-bomon-cho, Shiokoji-dori Omiya-higashi-iru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City
5 minutes walk from Shichijo Omiya, City bus stop


Here is for Thinking of Santetsu Street.

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