Yakushiji-2 monastery, (near) Shimotsuke, Tochigi, JP

Raw data

Yakushi-ji - A temple that existed in Shimotsuke Province in Japan; today only its ruins remain. It had one of three Buddhist ordination platforms in the country in the mid-eighth century, the other two being at Todai-ji temple in Nara and at Kanzeon-ji temple in Chikuzen Province. Yakushi-ji temple was built somewhere between the late seventh and the early eighth centuries. The ordination platform was erected at the temple in 761 to conduct ceremonies conferring the Buddhist precepts upon priests and nuns living in the eastern part of Japan.
Input by: tmciolek Aug 07 2014

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 07 Aug 2014

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Yakushiji-2 monastery, JP.

General location of the Yakushiji-2 monastery, JP.
Lat 36.39799 Long 139.87498
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Yakushiji-2 monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Japan:Tochigi-ken

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 36.39799 Long 139.87498 - based on visual identification of the Yakushiji Kindegarten's site in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 07 Aug 2014.

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

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8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32p - tmciolek 07 Aug 2014
0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32p 0733-66c 0767-99p dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

MBM chrono-tag 0733-66c - tmciolek 07 Aug 2014

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

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16. Additional notes

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

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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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