Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Kyushu 108 Pilgrimage Temple 9 Myo-o-in


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I preveiously posted photos of a few of the Fudo Myo statues at Myo-o In located high on Wakasugi Mountain in Fukuoka, a temple founded at a waterfall where Kukai practised austerities after his trip to China.

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Several of the other early Shingon patriarchs also visited here.
At some point in the 14th Century the temple was destroyed and was not really revived and reconstructed until early in the twentieth century.

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There are many other statues around the waterfall as well as an Inari shrine. The interior of the temple is lined with hundreds of miniature Fudo statues.

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Riding what is almost certainly a peacock is either a buddha, a kannon, or a wisdom king...

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