Monday, April 23, 2012

Kannon-in, Tottori.


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The Sanmon (main gate) of Kannon-in, a Tendai sect temple in Tottori City. Built originally in 1632 it was moved to its current location in 1639.

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The temple was built for the Ikeda family who had been installed as Daimyo of the Tottori Domain.

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The main deity is Kannon and supposedly the temple was given a statue of Kannon carved out of local rock by Gyoki in the 8th Century.

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It is temple number 32 on the Chugoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Route.

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The main reason to visit the temple, if you are not a pilgrim, is for the garden.....

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