Honsenji Templo

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Este templo fue fundado en la era Daido (806 -810) por Kōbō-Daishi, Kūkai. Se encuentran aquíel ginkgo biloba que tiene cerca de 600 años, lafamosa campana colgante que tiene la conecciónhistorial con Ginebra, Suiza, la primera estatuade seis Jizo Bosatsu (Ksitigarbha) en Edo y laestatua de Bishamonten, uno de los Siete Diosesde la Fortuna de Tokai.

Honsen-ji Temple has been dedicated to the worship of Buddha facing the local people and the Buddha.

It is also famous as the temple where Bishamonten, one of the «Seven Gods of Good Fortune of the Tokai Region,» is enshrined, and is the oldest temple in Shinagawa with a history of over 1,300 years, from which the name «Shinagawa» is derived.

In order to make the shrine and temple, which are often thought to have a high threshold, accessible to all, the temple removes the fence in front of the gate so that the outside can be seen clearly from the precincts, and holds sutra copying sessions and programming classes for children.