Day 32: No.81 Shiromine-ji (白峯寺)

The main gate of No.81 Shiromine-ji


Stacked stones & sitting statue of Fudo Myoo ?

The guardian deities of the Chinese zodiac are enshrined in each hall which is located along the approach to the main temple. And it seems that many visitors will pray at the hall where the guardian deity of their own zodiac sign is enshrined after visiting the main temple and Taishi-do.

Yakushi-do – the Sheep & the Monkey of the twelve signs of Chinese Zodiac are enshrined

Gyojya-do – the Ox & the Tiger of the twelve signs of Chinese Zodiac are enshrined

The main temple of No.81 Shiromine-ji

While I was relaxing in reciting sutras, a large group of tour pilgrims came in one after another, so I tried to leave early. On my way back, I noticed that there was the mausoleum of Emperor Sutoku, so I visited there before leave.



The inner sanctum of Tonsho-ji, the mausoleum of Emperor Sutoku

The temple stamp of No.81 Shiromine-ji

Dedicated toSenjyu-Kanzeon-Bosatsu (千手観世音菩薩)
Founded byKobo-Daishi (弘法大師)
DenominationShingon-sect Omuro-group (真言宗御室派)
Mantraおん ばざら たらま きりく
On Bazara Tarama Kiriku
Next templeNo.82 Negoro-ji (5.0 Km away)
Previous templeNo.80 Kokubun-ji (6.5 Km away)
No.81 Shiromine-ji