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The formal name of this temple is Rengeoin Temple. Shogun Kiyomori built it in the Heian period, and g ifted it to Goshirakawahouou (ex-emperor and later a monk).
At the b eginning of the Kamakura period (1185-1333), the statesman Kujo Mi chie decidedt of ound the largest temple in the capital, naming it Tofuku-ji by splicing together the parts of the names of the famed Todai-ji and Kofuku-ji.
This temple is formally known as Kyooukoku-ji Temple, and was built to protect the nation when Emp ero r K ammu w as establishing the capital in ancient Kyoto. In 823, it was handed into the care of the monk Kukai (later to be called Kobo Daishi).