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One of two head temples (honzan 本山) of the Soto school; the other is Sōjiji. Eiheiji still stands where it was founded by Dōgen in 1244, in the province of Echizen (modern Fukui Prefecture). Its mountain name (sangō 山號) is Kichijōsan 吉祥山 (literally, "Auspicious Mountain"). →"Eihei."