|Name: The Fukaji Temple
Location: Shinshiro-City, Aichi-Prefecture
Sect: Koyasan Shingon Shu
Founded: 701 A.D.
Master: IKADATSU Yugen
|Gyoki Founded (The Aska Period)|
|- The Fukaji Temple is said to have been established in 701 A.D. (1,300
years ago) by the legendary preist GYOUKI. He created a "Jyu-ichimen (eleven face) Kan-non statue" and donated
the statue to a small temple called "Raigo-in."
|FUJIWARA Visited (The Heian Period)|
|- In the Heian Period, FUJIWARA TADAHIRA visited the temple and prayed to the Kan-non statue. Then the Kan-non image frequently appeared in FUJIWARA's dream while he was sleeping. To worship the Kan-non further, TADAHIRA donated several buildings to the temple. A statue of TADAHIRA, commemorated in those days, is still stands in the temple.|
|ASHIKAGA Visited (The Muromachi Period)|
|- At the end of the Kamakura Period, ASHIKAGA TAKAUJI rose to power. SHINYO, a cousin of TAKAUJI, became the master priest of
Fukaji, prayed for TAKAUJI. The prayers seemed to have been answered. After
that, TAKAUJI won many successive battles against his political enemies, which made him
powerful enough to beat the Kamamura Government. TAKAUJI made it to became the first SHOGUN of the MUROMACHI government. He attributed his success to the Kan-non power of Fukaji. To express his gratitude,he donated a large amount of land to the temple.
"The Sanzen-Butsumyou-Hoto" (the scroll of the tower of 3,000 Buddha names) is believed to have been given at that time.