浮御堂周辺4・蓮如と本福寺 ~Honkatata/本堅田 163

本福寺の蓮如上人像

堅田は蓮如にゆかりの深い土地です。
比叡山延暦寺が本願寺と蓮如を仏敵としたことで、蓮如は京都を追われました。
応仁元年(1467)、蓮如は、ここ堅田の本福寺に身を寄せて再興の時を待ちました。
応仁二年(1468)、延暦寺西塔の衆徒は、大軍を もって堅田を攻撃します(堅田大責)。蓮如は、比叡山に近い堅田の地をあきらめ、文明三年(1471)4月、越前吉崎へと向かうことになります。

Rennyo (1415-1499) was the 8th head-priest of the Jōdo Shinshū sect of Buddhism.
Enryaku-ji temple considered that Rennyo and  his temple Hongan-ji ( in Kyoto) the enemies of the Buddha,and  Enryaku-ji  temple oppressed them. Hongan-ji  temple was destroyed and he led the life as a fugitive.He stayed at this Honpuku-ji temple in Katata and waited for the time of revival in 1467.Enryaku-ji  temple attacked Katata  with the large force in 1468 (it is called Katata Ozeme).He gave up making Katata into headquarters. It is because Katata was close to Enryaku-ji temple.In April, 1471, he went to Echizen Yosizaki which was a still more distant place from Kyoto.


堅田の写真(滋賀県大津市本堅田) 本堅田 本福寺4 「蓮如上人像」 2008.04.06 11:40
photograph of Katata,Otsu,Shiga,Japan  Honkatata  Honpuku-ji temple”The statue of Rennyo”  2008.04.06 11:40