Daian-ji ［大安寺］: A temple of the True Word (Shingon) school in Nara, Japan. One of the seven major temples of Nara. Its origin can be traced back to Kumagori-dera, a temple built by Prince Shōtoku in 617. This temple was relocated and its name changed several times. Finally in 710 it was moved to Nara and in 729 renamed Daian-ji. From the late seventh through the early eighth century, it was designated a national seat of prayer. Eminent priests such as Shinjō (Kor Simsang), who came from Silla on the Korean Peninsula to found the Flower Garland (Kegon) school in Japan, and Dōji, third patriarch of the Three Treatises (Sanron) school, lived there. Kōbō, founder of the True Word school, was at one time appointed the temple’s superintendent, after which it became affiliated with the True Word school.