Kokubunji-1 monastery, (in ) Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, JP

Raw data

"Chikuzen Kokubunji Temple (which is located in the northwest part of the city, at the foot of Mt. Shioji) was one of the national temples constructed in each province in accordance with Emperor Shomu’s imperial decree of 741 A.D. It was a large temple with many buildings. All that remains today are foundation stones from the pagoda, lecture hall, and one statue of a sitting Yakushi Buddha, or “Bhaisajyagura”, which was the temple’s principle image.
When Kokubunji Temple was built, a provincial nunnery was also established. Its ruins are said to lay about 300 meters west of the temple."

Input by: tmciolek Aug 08 2014

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 08 Aug 2014

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 Kokubunji-1 monastery, JP.

General location of the Kokubunji-1 monastery, JP.
Lat 33.52030 Long 130.50702
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2014.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Kanzeonji-2 monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Japan:Fukuoka-ken

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 33.52030 Long 130.50702 - based on visual identification of the Kokubunji-1 ruins in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 08 Aug 2014.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • [missing data]

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Mahayana

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0733-66c - tmciolek 08 Aug 2014
0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • Acc to the satellite imagery the monastery continues to operate as the nearby Chikuzen Kokubunji temple - https://maps.google.com/

MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 08 Aug 2014

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

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

  • [missing data]

18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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