Thursday, July 17, 2014

Shikoku 88 Temple 25 Shinshoji


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Shinshoji, temple number 25, is only a few kilometers north of number 24, Hotsumisakiji on the tip of Cape Muroto.

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According to the legend it was founded by Kukai in 807 who is also credited with carving the honzon, Jizo.

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The ships wheel is a motif that appears around the temple and the many small jizo statues are holding a ships wheel. According to the legend the local lord was saved from shipwreck by Jizo who took the helm.

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The temple was destroyed in the early years of Meiji but rebuilt in the 1890's. It belongs to the Shingon sect.

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