Again food is fresh and enjoyed very much.
Sun was about to rise….
I felt so blessed when I saw sun rising: calm and peaceful.
No. 23 Yakuoji (Yakuo Temple)
It is good to be careful all the time, but I think this is believed because this is the age that our body system change that require attention.
Or we could blame on a bad year.
When climbing stairs, we place money every steps for offering.
There are two sets of stairs, one for women (33 stairs) and men (42 stairs).
The ceiling is nicely decorated.
We need to take a ropeway because the temple is located on the mountain (618 m high).
Instead of walking, I was running to the station. hahaha
The symbol of this temple is a pair of cranes.
Two cranes was protecting a small statue of Golden Buddha.
This temple serves as a checkpoint as well.
If you commit bads, you cannot pass through this checkpoint.
When a lady named Okyo who cheated her husband tried to walk through this temple (checkpoint), her hair suddenly extended stopping her to walk through.
I could walk freely…that means I am okay…right?
Originally, this temple prohibited women to enter.
However, when Kobo Daishi’s mother visited him, he conducted hard ascetic practices to lift the ban so that he could meet Mother.
Today, I (female) have no problem entering.
Had a lunch at a self service restaurant.
There are varieties of food (fried, grilled, noodles, curry, etc.) that we can pick a plate.
There is a water well in the temple.
If you can see yourself when you look into a well, you are okay.
If you cannot see your reflection, something bad will happen to you in three years…
Yes! I could see myself; I’m safe!
No. 16 Kannonji (Kannon Temple)
There are four prefectures in Shikoku region/island.
Kokubunji is located in every prefecture.
As such, this is the fourth Kokubunji that I visited.
This is the only temple worshipping Mirokubosatsu (Maitreya) among 88 temples.
This tree is about 10 m high.
This Daishi is good for diabetes and eyes.
This temple is situated along a road.
Checked-in at Tokushima Tokyu Rei Hotel.
Winter, it is a hot pot season as well.