Day 20: No.42 Butsumoku-ji (仏木寺)

The main gate of No.42 Butsumoku-ji

The Nio-statue looks quite powerful

By the time I arrived at Butsumoku-ji, it was snowing quite much that I felt it was a bit of a problem to worship.

I think a thatched-roof bell tower is very rare

The main temple of No.42 Butsumoku-ji

The Butsumoku-ji has a rare thatched bell tower. It was bit troublesome for me that it was snowing quite a bit… However, a temple with snow on top is a beautiful thing to see.

The precincts of Butsumoku-ji

I’m the first one to offer incenses

It was actually nice to visit a quiet temple on a snowy morning with no one around. However, I was bit worried if they open Nokyo-jyo where they offer temple stamp even though it is said that it’s open from 7:00. But there was no problem 🙂

It was decorated with a thousand beautifully folded paper cranes

The temple stamp of No.42 Butsumoku-ji

Dedicated toDainichi-Nyorai (大日如来)
Founded byKobo-Daishi (弘法大師)
DenominationShingon-sect Omuro-group (真言宗御室派)
Mantraおん あびらうけん ばざらだどばん
On Abirauken Bazaradadoban
Next templeNo.43 Meiseki-ji (10.6 Km away)
Previous templeNo.41 Ryuko-ji (2.6 Km away)
No.42 Butsumoku-ji