Injo-ji Temple (Kyoto City) (引接寺 (京都市))
Injo-ji Temple was founded by the kaiki (founding priest) ONO no Takamura (802-853) who legend says travelled between this world and the underworld and interacted with Enma-o. The kaisan (founding patron) was Genshin's (a monk) junior disciple Jokaku.
In 1964, the kyogen performances came to an end due to a lack of successors. In 1974, the main hall and Kyogen-do Hall were burned in a suspected arson attack in which the kyogen costumes were also destroyed. However, the Senbon Enmado Kyogen Hozonkai (a preservation society) was formed in the following year and solicited public donations for the repair of the main hall, rebuilt a temporary Kyogen-do Hall, and continues to perform the revived kyogen every year using members from the previous Nishijin Kochu Association and some individuals recruited from the general public.
The main hall houses the principal image seated statue of Enma-o (a work attributed to Jocho) flanked by his two attendants Shimyo on the right and Shiroku on the left.
Late blooming double-blossom cherry trees that from which the flowers fall in complete corollas.
A ten-storey stone pagoda (Important Cultural Property) with an inscription dating it at 1386 is thought to be a memorial to Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki).
February: Setsubun-e in which boiled konnyaku is offered.
August 24: Jizo-bon Festival Bon-odori dance.
Take the Kyoto City Bus route no. 206 etc. to 'Kenryuko-mae' bus stop and walk for 2 minutes.