Daijôji monastery, (in) Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, JP

Raw data

Built in 1261 as a Shingon establishment, Daijôji became Kaga Province’s main locus for Sôtô Zen under Zen master Keizan Shôkin (1264–1325), the second successor in the orthodox linage of Sôtô founder Dôgen (1200–1253). Dôgen’s manuscript Ichiya hekiganshû is preserved here.

- Uryû (2003: 225)

In 1346, land from Nonoichi township was given to the temple by the governor (shugo) of Kaga, Togashi Kazen. The warrior Honda Masashige, who served Tokugawa Ieyasu and Maeda Toshiie, donated 100 koku and then an additional 50 koku from fiefs in Kaga to Daijôji.

- Tamamuro (1992: 559)

Input by: Lizbeth H. Piel, Dec 03, 2010

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 14 Jan 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Daijoji monastery, JP.

General location of the Daijoji monastery, JP.
Lat 36.532459 Long 136.658990
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Daijôji 大乗寺. Alternative English spelling: Daijô-ji, Dajoji.

2. Monastery's modern country & province

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Tôkôzan - - Uryû (2003: 225)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx., Lat 36.532459 Long 136.658990 - based on the visual identification of the monastery in satellite imagery, using maps.google.com - tmciolek, 8 Dec 2010.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

  • Part of Ishikawa prefecture was once known as the Province of Kaga

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Sôtô Zen

11. Date-early

  • Est. 1261 [Note: the monastery is outside the chronological scope of the MBM Project - tmciolek, 19 Sep 2012]
  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 14 Jan 2013

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

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14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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