Known for its camellias, Anraku-ji was established ca. 1211-1212, soon after Honen's return from banishment in Tosa, to honor two of his disciples, the martyred priests, Anraku and Juren. Rebuilt in 1581 the Jodo-sect Hondo is a good example of a country temple of that era. The story is that Go-Toba ordered the execution of Anraku and Juren after learning that two court ladies of whom he was fond (Suzumushi and Matsumushi) had become Jodo nuns. The tombs of all four are on the grounds of Anraku-ji.
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