That is the 71 th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.The temple was founded by Gyoki under the order of Emperor Shoumu. The principal image is the Senjyu Kanzeon Bosatsu, It is located in the middle of Mt.Iyadani at an altitude of 382 meters, and there were steep stairs even after entering the temple gate. The grounds of this temple are surrounded by rocky mountains and have a strong mountain atmosphere. It is said that Kobo Daishi trained himself in a cave in this temple when he was a child. From the main hall you can enjoy a peaceful view typical of Sanuki.
That is the 70th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.The temple was founded by Kobo Daishi under the order of Emperor Heizei. The principal image is the Bato Kanzeon Bosatsu, which is said to have been created by Kobo Daishi. In the rain, when I walked eastward from Kannonji to the bank of the Saitagawa River, I saw a five-storied pagoda beyond the countryside. It is a typical scene of pilgrimage. At last I was at the Nio-mon gate. The main hall and Daishido hall are dignified and you can feel the dignity of the monastery. I was able to meet Mr. Kubo, who runs Zenkonyado ‘Shiunan’ and supported many foreign pilgrims, on the grounds of the temple. I was lucky to learn a lot about pilgrimage. Before I knew it, the rain stopped and I went to today’s inn.
That is the 69th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.It’s principal image is Sho Kannon Bosatsu. According to this temple legend, Kobo Daishi entered the temple as the seventh chief priest. It is located in the middle of Kotohikiyama Mountain, and shares the temple gate and precincts with the previous fudasho, Jinnein. When I was praying, it started raining heavily, so I took shelter from the rain in the precincts for a while. At the foot of Kotohikiyma on the Seto Inland Sea side, there is Zenigata Sunae, a huge painting famous for Kanei-tsuho. It is said that people who see this picture of sand live a long and healthy life and have no financial problems. I wanted to see it after a long time, but I gave up because of the heavy rain. I went to Motoyamaji, the 70th temple.