Hokke-ji Temple, Nara

Founded as a nunnery in 745, Hokke-ji is situated in west Nara City and houses an unusual Juichimen Kannon, which has lotus leaves on stalks radiating around it.

Hokkeji temple

Hokkeji temple hondo.

The nunnery was visited by the author of The Confessions of Lady Nijo during her travels in the Kamakura period.

Hokkeji Temple Kannon Sepia

Juichimen Kannon.

Hokkeji Temple Garden

Hokkeji's Heian-style garden.