That is the 83 th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.The principal image is Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu. This temple was originally founded by Gien as a temple of the Hosso sect, one of the Nanto rokushu (the six sects of Buddhism which flourished in ancient Nara), but Kobo Daishi later developed the precincts and converted to the Shingon sect. The procession started at Kozaiji, which is No. 19 of the Bekkaku-reijo (special sacred ground), and proceeded along the Kotogawa River to arrive. White clouds dazzle the midsummer blue sky. When I lived in Kagawa Prefecture, I lived very close to this temple, and I really missed it. I also visited Tamurajinja Shrine, which is associated with Ichinomiyaji Temple. I relaxed myself at the nearby hot spring facility “Natural Hot Spring Kirara” and enjoy Sanuki Udon. Next is Yashima.
That is the 19th temple of Shikoku exceptional Sacred Sites.Its principal image is Enmeijizobosatsu and its founder was Gyoki.I arrived at Kozaiji going down Mt. Katsuga from Negoroji, 82th temple of Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. It was clear and sunny on this day, and the view of the islands of Bisan Seto and Yashima was wonderful. In addition, the blue sky and sea are vivid. This temple is a calm temple building with a forest behind it, and the precincts are quiet. There are more than 10 shrines and temples in the neighborhood, and the atmosphere of the temple town is well preserved in this city. There is only one temple left to make a pilgrimage to exceptional Sacred Sites.
This year, False bindweed, which heralds the beginning of summer, has begun to bloom on Chigasaki Beach.Like cherry blossoms, they came into bloom much earlier than usual. Beautiful pink petals stand out against the blue sky and blue sea. It is sad that the number of colonies decreases year by year due to the strong storm in recent years and the increase of the exotic species Komatsuiyoigusa. The flower language is “Bond”. ～The photos and videos below are from last year.
That is the 82 th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.The principal image is 1000 hands of Kanzeon Bosatsu. It was founded by Kobo Daishi and converted to the Tendai sect in the Edo period. It is in the middle of Aomine of Goshikidai.I arrived at Shiramineji on foot on the former pilgrimage road, Negoroji-michi. Go down the stairs from the temple gate and go up to Daishi-do. Go up the stairs to the main hall. It is a cathedral utilizing the steep landform. I could see the nostalgic streets of Takamatsu and Yashima. Oniyuri and Kikyo (Chinese bellflower) bloomed in the precincts and healed the fatigue of the pilgrimage.