The Nagao-ji is located right next to Kechigan-no-yado Nagao-ji, so I could pay my respects in the quiet morning air, which was even better that morning because it was sunny and the air was chilly. The precincts of the temple are large, but there’re only a few buildings.
I like this Taishi-do with its beautiful pyramid-like roof. As you can see in the picture, there’s vermillion-colored binzuru-sama whose expression is bit scary.
Nagao-ji is a temple associated with Shizuka Gozen, who is said to have been loved by Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune. Shizuka Gozen Teihatsu-zuka is a mound where Shizuka Gozen is said to have buried the hair she shaved when she became a Buddhist monk after leaving Yoshitsune, who was forced to flee to Yoshino where women were forbidden.