On the main gate of Kichijo-ji, it is written that it is the only temple in Shikoku 88 sacred temples with the main image of Bishamonten. It is also interesting that there are two elephants in front of the gate.
A little more than 10 meters away from the main temple, there is a stone with a hole in it. It is said that if you walk from the main temple with your eyes closed, thinking about your wish, and put your pilgrim’s stick through the hole in the stone, your wish will come true.
There was no one else there, so I opened my eyes and practiced before I tried ;). I was able to do it successfully, wishing for the health of the whole family.
|Dedicated to||Bishamonten / Vaisravana (毘沙門天)|
|Founded by||Kobo-Daishi (弘法大師)|
|Denomination||Shingon-sect Toji-group (真言宗東寺派)|
|Mantra||おん べいしらまんだや そわか|
On Beishiramandaya Sowaka
|Next temple||No.64 Maegami-ji (3.2 Km away)|
|Previous temple||No.62 Houjyu-ji (1.4 Km away)|