Founded early in the 14th century, Daitokuji temple belongs to the Rinzai Zen sect and is located in Kita-ku, Kyoto. Many of the temple's buildings were destroyed in the Onin War (1467-1477) and subsequently rebuilt. Warlord Oda Nobunaga is buried at Daitokuji. The temple operates over 20 sub-temples, including Daisen-in, Shinju-an and Ryogen-in, and is the home of the famous 13th century Buddhist painting Six Persimmons by Mu Qi.
Moss and rock garden at Ryogenin sub-temple of Daitokuji.
The Daitokuji temple complex occupies the original site of Unrin-in, scene of the great Enlightenment Sermons of the late Heian period.
Stone lantern at Ryogenin sub-temple.
Monks at Daitokuji temple.