浮御堂と秋の青空 ~Ukimido/浮御堂 046 

浮御堂と秋の青空

NO.045(10/1公開)は、夕暮れ時の浮御堂でした。今回は同じ場所から、昼間の浮御堂です。手前にアメリカセンダングサ、遠くに琵琶湖大橋が見えています。

琵琶湖の上に建つ禅寺、浮御堂(海門山満月寺)。
往生要集の著者・源信(恵心)僧都が、湖上通船の安全と衆生済度を念じて、995年頃建立しました。
堂内には、「千体仏」と呼ばれる1000体の阿弥陀仏が安置されています。
現在の浮御堂は、昭和12年に再建されたものです。

堅田の写真(滋賀県大津市本堅田) 浮御堂 「10月の浮御堂7」 2009.10.13 12:02

“Ukimido/浮御堂045” was a photograph of Ukimi-do Temple on time in the evening.I took a picture of Ukimi-do Temple in daytime from the same place.Bidens frondosa (AMERICA SENDANGUSA) in the front and Biwako-ohashi Bridge in the distance.Ukimi-do built on Lake Biwa is known as one of the Omi Hakkei (近江八景)Katata-no-Rakugan (Some wild geese which fly down from the sky in Katata) Omi Hakkei are Eight Views of Omi made famous by Hiroshige’s picturesque woodblock prints.The formal name of Ukimido is a Kaimonzan Mangetsu-ji temple.It is the Zen temple of Rinzai sect, it belongs to the Kyoto Murasakino Daitoku-ji Temple group.Ukimi-do was built around 995 by Genshin( or Eshin) sozu( 源信(恵心)僧都),who was an author of Ojyoyosyu (The Essentials of Pure Land Rebirth).He prayed the safety of passing on the Lake Biwa and the degree of creature, and built it.Amitabha of 1000 bodies called the “Sentaibutsu” is installed in the inside of Ukimi-do.Present Ukimi-do was rebuilt in Showa 12(1937).photograph of Katata,Otsu,Shiga,Japan Ukimido Temple ” Ukimido Temple in October”7  2009.10.13 12:02