Sorin-ji Temple (Kyoto City) (雙林寺 (京都市))
The Sorin-ji Temple is a temple of the Tendai sect in Yamashina Ward, Kyoto City. It is commonly called Yamashina Shoten. It sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Gohozan. Its honzon (principal image of Buddha) is Kangiten (Nandikesvara, Ganesh in the Buddhist pantheon). It is a tatchu (sub-temple on the site of the main temple) of Bishamon-do Monzeki-temple (temple formerly led by founder of the sect, temple in which resided a member of nobility or Imperial Family).
The origin and history
In 1665 it was founded by Kokai, a priest of the Tendai sect.
The first and sixteenth of every month: Tsukimairi (monthly ritual)
February: Setsubun (the traditional end of winter)
September 16: Dai Hannya (wisdom - prajna in Sanskrit) matsuri (festival)
November: Autumn Leaves Festival
About twenty minutes walk from the Yamashina station operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and the other Yamashina station operated by Keihan Electric Railways.