Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Iwami Mandala Kannon Pilgrimage Temple 3 Fukujoji


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Located just outside  Mononobe Shrine, Fukujoji, number three on the Iwami Kannon Pilgrimage is just a small rural temple, however it has a large Kannon statue in the grounds.

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It's a Pure Land sect temple, and the honzon is an Amida Buddha.

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The Kannon statue was not erected and paid for by the temple per se, rather it was the parish womens group. There had been a lot of difficult and stillborn births in the area so the Kannon was for the local women to pray for safe and healthy childbirth.

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