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Futai-ji (不退寺 ?), also known as Narihira-dera (業平寺 ?), is a Buddhist temple in Nara, Japan.

The temple was opened by Ariwara no Narihira in 847, known as the author of the Tales of Ise. The temple was built over a place where it was formerly a mansion of Narihira's grandfather, former Emperor Heizei. The main hall houses a Shō-kannon (聖観音 ?) (a form of Avalokiteśvara or Guan Yin) buddha image as its primary worship object, surrounded by five Myo-O, as well as a small Shinto shrine also inside the same building.


See also

  • For an explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, and Japanese Buddhist temple architecture, see the Glossary of Japanese Buddhism.



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Coordinates: 34°41′41″N 135°48′45″E / 34.69472514°N 135.8124751°E / 34.69472514; 135.8124751

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