Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Enjo-ji Temple


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Enjo-ji is the first of the "extra" temples on the Iwami 33 Kannon Pilgrimage, that is to say it is not one of the 33 but still considered part of the pilgrimage. It has a fine pair of Nio

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It is the only Tendai temple within Oda City and was founded sometime in the first half of the tenth century.

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The honzon is a 16th century statue of Senju Kannon, the thousand-armed Kannon.

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From the temple there are great views of Mount Sanbe the top of which I planned on reaching by the end of the day.

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On the hillside behind the temple is a Noshiro Shrine which I am presuming is a branch of the shrine in the village a few kilometers downstream that enshrines Izanagi. A post on that shrine can be found here.

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