Founded in the Heian period by the priest Genshin (Eshin), Eshin-in is
situated on the east bank of the Uji River in Kyoto Prefecture, opposite Byodo-in.
Genshin, author of Essentials of Pure Land Rebirth, is believed
to have been the model for the fictional Bishop of Yokawa who helps Ukifune in
The Tale of Genji.
Hondo seen from the
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