Sunday, July 5, 2015

Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Temple 33 Seiganji


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The 33rd and final temple on the Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage is Seiganji, located in the north of Tamatsukuri Onsen.

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It is a Rinzai Zen temple and the honzon is a Kannon, but it is not the Kannon of the pilgrimage.

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It is located in the small Kannon Hall next to the main hall. It was built originally in 1702 and was located in the mountains at a temple called Iwayadera. It was moved here in 1873.

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Staffs left by pilgrims who have completed the pilgrimage. I have never seen another walking pilgrim while I walked the pilgrimage, and I suspect most of the staffs were carried by car pilgrims.

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It was a thoroughly enjoyable pilgrimage for me. I will post a couple of more posts of shrines I visited on my way from here to the station, and then I will concentrate my posts on my Kyushu pilgrimage.

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your completion and thanks for sharing

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  2. Thanks for sharing impossible places for me to visit

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