That is the 73 th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.This temple was founded by Kobo Daishi. The principal image is the Syaka Nyorai.This temple is close to Mandaraji. I worshipped from afar Syashingadake, where Shaka Nyorai hugged seven-year-old Kobo Daishi who had thrown himself. I wanted to visit Okunoin of this temple on the mountain and enjoy the view, but I gave up because I was tired. I was healed by the scenery of the Seto Inland Sea and the Seto Ohashi Bridge that I could see from the precincts, and for a while I was filled with deep emotion as if I had come this far.
Risshu is the day when summer reaches its peak and the signs of autumn begin to appear. In the 24 divisions of the old calendar, Risshu is between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox, and from then until the first day of winter falls. This year, the rainy season has finally ended for a very long time, but is it already the beginning of autumn? The days of intense heat continued, but today’s sunset at Chigasaki Beach was somewhat autumn.
That is the 72 th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.This temple was founded by Gyoki. The principal image is the Dainichi Nyorai.I walked the Mandaraji-michi Road from Iyadaniji to this temple. Mandaraji-michi is one of the Sanuki-henromichi pilgrimage routes designated as a national historic site, and it is said to have been preserved since ancient times. As I walked along the bamboo grove, a big wild boar seemed surprised at me and ran away shouting beside me. I almost ran into him. The statue of Dainichi Nyorai is beautifully presented in this temple precinct.