Monday, October 21, 2013

Rendai-ji. Temple 6 of the Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage


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Rendai-ji, the sixth temple of the Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage is located on a hilltop at 100 meters. The final approach is up 160 stone steps.

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From the temple there are fine views down on Hikawa with Hirata off in the distance.

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Its a Shingon temple, and has a Daishi-do as well as the main hall. There is a priests house but it looks to have been uninhabited for a while.

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There was not much in the way of artwork, statues etc but I did like this small set of small, old, wooden statues. According to a sign its possible to walk a mountain path over towards temple number 7 but I decide to head back down the mountain and walk back to the nearest station and head home. Thats enough for this first 2-day leg of the pilgrimage.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for these walks and interesting informations

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