【OBON FESTIVAL】 When you think of Osaka, Dotonbori or Kuromon market would come up to your mind first. On the other hand, Osaka has relatively serene tourist spots like traditional temples or shrines. Shitennoji temple is one of them. This famous temple hosts a sacred memorial candle service for…
Shitennoji (四天王寺, Shitennōji) is one of Japan's oldest temples and the first ever to be built by the state. It was founded in 593 by Prince Shotoku, who supported the introduction of Buddhism into Japan. Although the ...
Shitennō-ji (Japanese: 四天王寺; also Arahaka-ji, Nanba-ji, or Mitsu-ji) is a Buddhist temple in Ōsaka, Japan. It is sometimes regarded as the first Buddhist and oldest officially administered temple in Japan, although the temple buildings have been rebuilt over the centuries.
This is the first official temple of Japanese Buddhist law built by Taishi Shotoku. Since it was built by Taishi Shotoku, the ancestor of Japanese Buddhism, it is independent as the head temple of the Japanese sect beyond the denomination.