Kōzen-ji is a temple of the Rinji sect of Myōshinji sect located in the city of Utsunomiya.
The precinct enshrines Amazake Jizo (Child-Raising Jizo), Mutsukannon-sama, Senju Kannondo, Tenjin (Kitagawara Tenjin), etc.,
Centered on these Buddhas, it has become a garden full of greenery with a poem monument of literati related to this mountain, a haiku Monument.
Rinzai sect was founded by Rinzai Gigen and was introduced to Japan during the Kamakura period.
From the late Kamakura period to the Muromachi period, Zen sect spread to Japan by many migratory monks and flourished. Rinzai sect was particularly favored by public houses and samurai, and many Rinzai sect temples were built mainly in Kyoto and Kamakura.
Zen sect, including Rinzai sect, has had a profound influence on Japanese culture, such as tea ceremony, flower arranging, calligraphy, martial arts, painting, gardens, etc., and is also called Zen sect culture.
Teachings of the Myōshinji sect
Words of Devotion
Let's sit quietly as leave yourself as you are as relativity.
Sentient beings should worship by believing that they are originally Buddhas.
Let's think of society as a flower garden of the heart and live in harmony
Sit quietly once a day to tune your body, breathing and mind.
Let's wake up to the preciousness of human beings and take care of your own life and the lives of others.
Be grateful to be alive and give back.