泉福寺の掃除 ~Imakatata/今堅田 079

泉福寺の掃除

堅田は町を挙げて蓮如を守った歴史があり、蓮如に対する信仰が厚い土地です。

今堅田の泉福寺は、浄土真宗大谷派のお寺。琵琶湖の畔、出島灯台の近くにあり、琵琶湖から引かれた水路と造船所が、寺の目前に迫ります。

堅田の写真(滋賀県大津市今堅田) 今堅田 「泉福寺3」 2009.9.10 14:48

■撮影地:泉福寺(真宗大谷派)
■住所:滋賀県大津市今堅田1丁目5-29■TEL: 077-573-1757

Katata has the history which protected Rennyo, and is a religious town to Rennyo.
“Rennyo (蓮如) (1415-1499) was the 8th Monshu, or head-priest, of the Jōdo Shinshū sect of Buddhism, and descendant of founder Shinran”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rennyo) 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  Honpuku-ji temple in Honkatata 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. This is Senpuku-ji temple in Katata is a temple of Jodo-Shinshu Otani sect.There is near Lake Biwa and the Dekejima lighthouse, and the channel  and the shipyard attracted from Lake Biwa draw near right in front of the temple.
photograph of Katata,Otsu,Shiga,Japan  Imakatata Senpuku-ji temple 3  “Cleaning Senpuku-ji temple”  2009.9.10 14:48