This is a resting place for pilgrims, which seems to be built from the encounter with a plasterer, who wondered if he could teach his skills to young plasterers. I could see the magnificent dragons and cranes painted with trowel.
Daiko-ji Temple welcomes pilgrims with magnificent Nio-statues at its main gate. Thinking about the main gate, most temples these days seem to have Nio-statues in front of the gate and a large straw sandals dedicated behind it. By the time I arrived at the temple, it seemed it would be going to rain…
The inscriptions on the pillars of the main temple are also interesting. It is usually a name of its temple but this one looks like a tanka poetry.
While I was in the temple, the student pilgrims who I met at guest house Aozora-ya followed me 🙂
|Dedicated to||Yakushi-Nyorai (薬師如来)|
|Founded by||Kobo-Daishi (弘法大師)|
|Denomination||Shingon-sect Zentsuuji-gruop (真言宗善通寺派)|
|Mantra||おん ころころ せんだり まとうぎ そわか|
On Korokoro Sendari Matougi Sowaka
|Next temple||No.68 Jinne-in & No.69 Kanon-ji (8.7 Km away)|
|Previous temple||No.66 Unpen-ji (9.4 Km away)|