Hogo-ji Temple (法護寺)
Hogo-ji Temple is a temple of the Nichiren Sho Sect, that is located in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Kakushosan.
The origin and history
July 20, 1981:
This temple was erected as Hogo-in Temple. Kaiki (patron of a temple in its founding) was Nikken Shonin, the 67th head priest of Nichirenshoshu Taiseki-ji Temple.
Musuzan Jitsudo-ji Temple was erected in Maizuru City on May 9, 1961, because the chief priest at the time sided with Shoshinkai (correct faith association).
August 21, 1982:
Since the chief priest in Jitsudo-ji Temple at the time denied the position of Nikken Shonin, the 67th head priest of Nichirenshoshu Taiseki-ji Temple as a head priest, he was excommunicated for disobeying the religious institute and regulations of the Nichiren Sho Sect. Despite this, he has continued to occupy and reside in Jitsudo-ji Temple until now.
July 23, 1985:
After the temple was relocated to its present place, its sango-jigo (mountain name-temple name) was changed to Kakushosan Hogo-ji Temple.
559-1 Shimoagu, Maizuru-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
The area around Hogo-ji Temple
Maizuru-Nishi Port (Maizuru West Port)
Maizuru Fishermen's Cooperative
Maizuru Kanpo no Yado inn
Maizuru Suisan Kaikan Hall
10 minutes by car from the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway, Maizuru-Nishi Interchange