The sun started to shine, and the contrast of the white snow and the blue sky is really beautiful. Then finally this magnificent main gate of No.43 Meiseki-ji came into my view.
The snow was falling from the brown roof of the main temple. I enjoyed this view for a while. At this temple, I noticed that I used up bundled 100 osame-fuda (votive cards), wow I’ve completed to visit a lot of sacred temples.
I initially thought that 88 sacred temples has the same denomination, but they’re not. 80 out of 88 are Shingon-sect. No.43 Meiseki-ji is one of remaining 8, and its denomination is Tendai-sect (there’re 3 more Tendai-sect temples after this No.43 Meiseki-ji).
|Dedicated to||Senjyu-Kanzeon-Bosatsu (千手観音菩薩)|
|Founded by||Enshuin-Seicho (円手院正澄)|
|Denomination||Tendai-sect Jimon-group (天台宗寺門派)|
|Mantra||おん ばざらたらま きり そわか|
On Bazaratarama Kiri Sowaka
|Next temple||No.44 Taiho-ji (67.2 Km away)|
I also visited Bekkaku No.8 Toyo-ga-hashi Eitoku-ji
|Previous temple||No.42 Butsumoku-ji (10.6 Km away)|