I visited Kawasaki Daishi in early summer. Its honzon is Kobo Daishi, and its formal name is Heikenji. It is also called Yakuyoke Kobo Daishi. This temple is the head temple of the Chisan group of the Shingon Sect. It is one of the most visited temples in Japan. At dusk, Kawasaki Daishi was surrounded by silence and fresh greenery, and local people were relaxing all over the place. The precinct is large. There is a bronze statue of Kitanoumi, the fiftieth yokozuna. The five-storied pagoda is beautiful.I transferred to the Daishi Line at Keikyu Kawasaki Station and got off at Kawasaki Daishi Station. The Daishi Electric Railway, the predecessor of the Daishi Line, is said to be the origin of the present Keikyu Electric Railway.
That is the 16th temple of Shikoku exceptional Sacred Sites.The principal image is Jizo Bosatsu, which is said to have been carved by Kobo Daishi. The temple was founded by Kobo Daishi. After visiting Unpenji, go down the pilgrimage road in the mountain. This road was steep and rocky, so it was hard to walk on. Looking back, I saw the clouds hazy over Mt. unpenji.As I was hungry, I had Iya soba at an udon restaurant near Sanroku Station on the Unpenji Ropeway. This temple is also known as “Hagi-dera Temple” and as its name suggests, the temple is famous for its bush clover and there are around 2,000 trees planted in the temple grounds. It is rare for a tea house to double as Nokyosho. It is a fudasho where you can feel the relaxed atmosphere.
That is the 66th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.The temple was founded by Kobo Daishi and its principal image is the 1000 armed Kanseon Bosatsu. It is 910 meters above sea level and the highest of the 88 temples on the pilgrimage. Although the temple is located in Ikeda-cho, Tokushima Prefecture, it is said to be the fudasho “Nehan no Dojo” of Sanuki, and at last I entered into Sanuki. From the henroyado in Ikeda, I silently climbed up the steep pilgrimage road in Mt. Unpenji. Looking back, I can see the beautiful mountains of the Shikoku Mountains. The temple grounds are large. I was greeted by hydrangeas in full bloom and the Gohyakurakan. The water I had at Mizudo was very mild and delicious.
That is the 15th temple of Shikoku exceptional Sacred Sites.27 km from Tsubakido.The principal image is Konpira Daigongen. The temple is said to have been founded by Kobo Daishi. It is also the Oku no in (inner sanctuary) of Kotohira-gu Shrine in Kagawa Prefecture, and remains of the era of syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism. The monastery that makes use of the mountain ridge is large and there are 769 steps from the temple gate to the main shrine (In this temple, it is called Honden instead of Hondo.) near the top of the mountain. On the way from the main shrine to the Daishi-do hall, it rained heavily and I took shelter from the rain for a while in the shade of a large tree. The light of Daishi-do is beautiful in silence.
Today is Rikka. One of the 24 divisions of the solar year. It is said to be the day when spring reaches its peak and a hint of summer begins to appear. It is midway between the Vernal Equinox and the summer solstice, and it is summer from today until the beginning of autumn. During the beginning of summer, the beach is full of blooming false Bindweed, and the beautiful pink blooms will add color to Chigasaki in early summer. The flower language is’ kizuna. ‘. The evening sun shone with petals amid the roar of the sea.