Jikishi-an Temple, Kyoto

Originating in 1646 as a dwelling for the priest Dokushoshoen, Jikishi-an was turned into a Jodo sect convent after the Meiji Restoration and became a place for distressed women to practise Zen meditation.

Jikishi-an Kannon

Statue of Kannon in front of a bamboo forest.

The temple contains an image of Shaka Nyorai that has been designated a national treasure. It is located a short walk north of Daikaku-ji in the Saga area of Kyoto.

Jikishi-an Hondo

Open hondo.

Jikishi-an Tanuki

Statues of tanuki.

Jikishi-an Gate

Front gate leading to the garden.