Monday, November 10, 2014

Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Temple 26 Kongocho-ji


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Kongoch-ji is the third of a cluster of pilgrimage temples near the tip of Cape Muroto where Kukai practised austerities as a young man.

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The Nio are particularly impressive and seem to have been carved out of a single piece of wood.

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The temple was founded by Kukai. The main deity is Yakushi Nyorai. It belonbgs to Shingon.

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In the temple grounds is a small museum of whaling artifacts and the temple also owns many objects reputed to belong to Kukai, though these are not usually accessible to visitors.

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There are great views down towards the cape.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting knowledges about this Temple
    Wonderful place
    Thank You very much

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