Friday, September 5, 2014

Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Temple 20 Chodaiji


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Chodai-ji, a Tendai temple, is close to the border with Tottori, and the most easterly of all the temples on the pilgrimage.

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"It is said" that the temple was founded by Gyoki, which would make it about 1300 years old. The temple was completely destroyed by a flood, but a local farmer had a dream that led him to the spot where the main statue was found miraculously undamaged.

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In the early 18th Century the local daimyo, a Matsudaira, renovated and enlarged the temple.

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There is a small Amida-do in the grounds as well as a small shrine.

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