Hutuo River

Hutuo River
Native name 滹沱河
Country China
State Shanxi, Hebei
Region Northern China
Cities Yangquan, Shijiazhuang, Zhengding, Gaocheng
Physical characteristics
Source Grape River
 ⁃ location Near the Taixi Mountain of Fanshi County, Shanxi Province, Near the Wutai Mountain and Taihang Mountains, China
Mouth Ziya River
 ⁃ location
Xian County, Hebei Province, North China Plain, China
Length 364.7 mi (586.9 km), West-east
Basin size 10,540.6 sq mi (27,300 km2)
 ⁃ average 243 cu ft/s (6.9 m3/s)
Basin features
River system Hai River watershed
 ⁃ left Qingshui River, Yangwu River
 ⁃ right Zhi River, Fuyang River

Hutuo River is a major river in northern China and an important member of Hai River system. It derives from Wutai Mountain in Shanxi province and flows through the Taihang Mountains to reach the North China Plain, where it meets the Fuyang River near the Xian County of Hebei province and continued flowing as Ziya River to the Pohai Bay. The total length of Hutuo River is about 587 kilometers and the watershed area is about 27.3 thousand square kilometers. It flows through the city of Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province. The discharge is about 220 million cubic meters per year.

The Linji school (sect) of Buddhism, influential in China and Japan, takes its name from a Linji Temple that existed on the shores of the river. The sect was created by the Chan Buddhist monk Linji Yixuan, who joined the temple around 851.[1] The Hutuo river is called Koda by Japanese adepts of the Linji school.[2]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Youru Wang (2017): Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism. 386 pages ISBN 9781538105528
  2. ^ Penny Kaela Bauer (2019): "Kodatei". TraditionalKyoto website. Accessed on 2019-03-25.

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