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Please note: This article is about the temple built at Otosan Uchi after the destruction of the original Shinden Yaruki Jukko. For other uses of the term, please see Shinden Yaruki Jukko (disambiguation).

The Temple of Courageous Reflection was built at Otosan Uchi by Kaiu Eto over the remains of a collapsed dojo which touched the Western Enchanted Wall, after the destruction of the original Shinden Yaruki Jukko [1] in 1120. [2]

Order of Courageous Reflection Edit

Prior to the Scorpion Coup it housed ninety sohei of the Order of Courageous Reflection. They used fourteen full-length mirrors for practicing kata in the dojo and as meditational aids. A statue of Shinsei rested in the center. The temple attracted many retire samurai, [3] as they combined the study of the Tao of Shinsei with the Code of Bushido. [4]

Scorpion Coup Edit

The temple was devastated during the Scorpion Clan, when the sohei within fought against the invading Scorpions. They could not defeat the superior numbers of their foes and over three-fourths of the monks were killed. The ranks of the temple were filled in few years, restoring the temple to its capacity. [4]

Known Shinpu Edit


  1. Otosan Uchi:Book 2, pp. 69-70
  2. Silence Within Sounds, p. 42
  3. Otosan Uchi:Book 2, p. 70
  4. 4.0 4.1 Way of Shinsei, p. 102

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