Ancient Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Server Costs Fundraiser 2024

Help our mission to provide free history education to the world! Please donate and contribute to covering our server costs in 2024. With your support, millions of people learn about history entirely for free every month.
$3318 / $18000

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
by
published on 11 January 2018
Ancient Kiyomizu-dera Temple Download Full Size Image

Founded in 778 CE and rebuilt in 1633 CE, the Kiyomizu-dera Temple ("Kiyomizudera" in Japanese) is situated on Mt. Otowa and its main hall extends over a cliff. It is dedicated to Kannon, the goddess of mercy and compassion.

Remove Ads
Advertisement
Subscribe to this author

About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

Cite This Work

APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 11). Ancient Kiyomizu-dera Temple. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7889/ancient-kiyomizu-dera-temple/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Ancient Kiyomizu-dera Temple." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 11, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7889/ancient-kiyomizu-dera-temple/.

MLA Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Ancient Kiyomizu-dera Temple." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Jan 2018. Web. 21 Jul 2024.

Membership