Tennouji (Yanaka)

Tennouji (Yanaka)

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Name: Tennouji (Yanaka) (Gokokusan soncyouin tennouji)
Place: Yanaka 7-14-8, Taitō city, Tokyo
Foundation: 1274
School: Tendai (originally Nichiren)
Principal Image: Shakyamuni Buddha, Amitabha, Bishamonten (Vaiśravaṇa)
Festival: Visit the Seven Lucky Gods (1-10 January), Reclining party (15 February), Nichiren school (15 May)
Flowers: Cherry Okame variety (March)
Overview:  This temple is the oldest of the numerous temples in the Yanaka area of Tokyo, and is a temple of the Tendai school, but It was founded in 1274 as of Nichiren school but now as a a branch temple of the then-massive Kan’eiji Templeand now lies on the edge of Yanaka Cemetery. It used be famous of five stories pagoda and held lotteries.
Official website: http://www.tendaitokyo.jp/jiinmei/tennoji/ (Japanese only)