Saturday, April 26, 2014

Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Temple 14 Renge-ji


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Like so many of the temples on this pilgrimage, Rengeji has great views over the inner Izumo area.

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The Kannon sculpture that is the honzon is dated to the mid eighth century so that suggest the temple will date from that time too.

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Now it belongs to the Soto Zen sect, but earlier it was a Tendai temple.

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There is a spring behind the temple that legend says has healing powers and people still come here to collect the water.

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