Fukiji Temple is one of major temples located in the Kunisaki penisula where Buddism flourished. The temple dates from the 8th century and the main hall erected in the 12th century is the oldest wooden structure in Kyushu. The main hall is dedicated to Amida Buddha and is one of the most famous of its kind, along with Byodoin in Uji and Chusonji in Hiraizumi.
Legend has it that the main hall was built from a single Japanese nutmeg tree. You can see colorful wall pictures portraying themes of Buddha, which can be only viewed on a sunny day for preservation. The precincts have huge ginkgo trees that form a golden carpet of fallen leaves in autumn with a backdrop of red maple colors.
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5.0a year ago
The secret is out but this little Temple with it's charming inn is simply amazing.
The food is on a whole new level and the surrounding nature is serene.
Definitely should be on your list when visiting Kunisaki.
5.0a year ago
One of my favorite temples in the Kunisaki area. There is a calmness that is unchanged by time.
5.02 years ago
Absolutely stunning. The history and buddha are amazing.
5.02 months ago
It looks like a place where many camera and photo enthusiasts gather. As a lover of history and shrines and temples, it feels a little strange, but the Yakushi above can feel the history, and the Buddhist statues and murals in the temple also feel the old beliefs. The giant tree standing in the precincts is also a sight to see.
4.0a week ago
Fukiji Temple in Bungotakada City, Oita Prefecture, was opened as a temple of Usa Jingu Omiyaji during the Heian period.
Fukiji Odo is an Amidado architecture and is considered to be a masterpiece of Heian art along with the mural paintings inside.
It is a precious Amida-do and the oldest existing architecture in Kyushu. There is a rim between the front 3 and the side 4, and the roof is a gyoki thatched roof that looks like a row of streaky bamboo. The walls are all made of white Kaya wood, and the interior is a plank floor and a case ceiling, leaving traces of colorful paintings, including the four pillars in the center.
Fukiji Odo is well known for the works of Ikuo Hirayama. It stands quietly in the deep green.
Ikuo Hirayama, who has been focusing on the dry areas of the Silk Road, wondered what it was like to draw the Amida-do, which has been standing in this mossy precinct for more than a thousand years.
For lunch, I went to "Juwari Soba Etsu" near "Showa Town" in Bungotakada (10 minutes by car from Fukiji Temple). The streets of Showa are retro and have a nice atmosphere.
The soba is chewy and moist, so it is recommended when visiting Fukiji Temple.
In Hideo Kobayashi's "Impermanence", there is a sushi that eats soba in Sakamoto, but when I eat 100% soba while remembering the appearance of Fukiji Temple, Hideo Kobayashi's "impermanence" seems to come closer to my heart. ..
《The other day, when I went to Mt. Hiei, looked at the green leaves and stone walls around Sanno Gongen, and wandered around vaguely, suddenly this ["Ichigo Hodansho"] short sentence appeared. , It came to my mind as if I saw it in the remnants of the picture scrolls at that time, and the passages of the sentence permeated my heart as if I followed the fine lines of an old painting. It was my first time to have such an experience, so my heart moved terribly, and while I was eating soba in Sakamoto, I continued to feel suspicious. 》