Sayonara Okura Hotel Takamatsuuuuu
Today, I visited as many as 13 temples!
This is the back gate, not the main gate; yet, so beautiful.
This temple is special because Ganjin-wajo (Jiangzen) founded this temple.
Just stick your head in!
I heard it…
There is a Gyuki (Devil) outside of the temple.
This is a good place to admire mountain colours.
He asked to proceed without him.
Of course, I cannot recite the sutra perfectly yet; but I did my best.
I hope God will forgive me even I couldn’t recite it smoothly.
She is one of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune.
She is Godness of Beauty, Virtue and Good Fortune.
This bell is the original bell since this temple was established.
It could be 1,200 years old…?
I learned that I should hit the bell before prayer to calm my mind.
If I hit it after prayer, I will bring bad fortune….
This back gate reminds me Europe…it’s obviously not Japanese style.
I think these are mosaic tiles…?
There is a main Torii (gate) and there are two small Torii at each side.
This is one of three gates in this form.
I was given 30 mins for lunch.
The area is famous for Sanuki Udon (local noodle); therefore, this noodle was delicious.
This is a self service udon shop, same system as Hanamaru Udon, reasonable and delicious!
I pulled these beads to make one turn, it means I recite a sutra once.
There is a big bead to indicate the beginning.
This is where Kobo Daishi (the founder of Shingon) was borned.
I like how the roof is decorated; cute ones are guarding the main temple.
Senju Kannon (Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara) is God for Year of Rat (Chinese Era).
When Kobo Daishi was seven, he asked Buddha if he is not meant to contribute hislife for Buddhism, just take his life; then jumped off this cliff.
Buddha told him to open a temple here.
This is a photo with Kobo Daishi with the cliff.
The last temple of the day.
After 4:30 pm, we cannot light the candle to avoid causing a fire.
We can just place it to pray.
Yesterday, I stayed at Okura Hotel Takamatsu, must be associated.
However, a room is bigger and it has a big observation public bath.
Hotel is nicely facing Setonaikai (Seto Island Sea) and it seems this hotel is used for a special occasions.