In Chigasaki, there is a famous camellia garden called Himuro-tsubaki Garden, which is at its best. There are 1000 camellias and 250 kinds of camellias planted in the garden, which is so beauty and spectacular. Cherry blossoms, rhododendrons and daffodils bloom, and you can hear nightingales chirping. It was mild spring breeze.
That is the 81 th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.The principal image is 1000 hands of Kanzeon Bosatsu. It is said to have been founded by Kobo Daishi. I entered the mountains of Goshikidai from Sanuki Kokubunji and climbed a steep mountain path with the gentle rural scenery of Sanuki behind me. I finally arrived through a tunnel of trees on the way. I met a Korean pilgrimage at the temple gate and exchanged greetings. The temple grounds of this temple are high and low with a deep posture that takes advantage of the slope of the mountain. The lilies that bloom beside the main hall are refreshing.
Chigasaki was hit by a spring storm on this day. After the heavy rain and wind, God gave me a wonderful gift. When I went to the beach, the clouds, the sea and the beach were reddish colored. I enjoyed the afterglow for a while….
I took the pilgrimage route to Hojo, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, which I visited two years ago. You can see Kashima Island that actor Kiyoshi Atsumi loved and islands in the Kutsuna Islands. It was raining a little.I heard the gentle sound of the sea.
That is the 80 th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.The principal image is 11 faces and 1000 hands of Kanzeon Bosatsu. It was founded by Gyoki under the orders of Emperor Shomu. This area used to be the center of Sanuki Province. It is about 7 kilometers from the Tennoji. I reached the countryside looking up at the 5-color table with beautiful green trees. I finally entered Takamatsu City. The approach from the Niomon gate to the main hall is a long, deep temple. The pine trees in the precincts are beautiful.