It’s a bit of a relief to finally see the tram in Kochi city, but I have to climb up Mt.Godai to get to No.31 Chikurin-ji… In the end, I managed to get there, while I was worrying about my knee.
No.31 Chikurin-ji is built in a mossy atmospheric garden and it has a wonderful five-storied pagoda. It’s already close to 17:00 and there was no one, so I could worship in a quiet atmosphere.
I noticed that two priests entered the main temple and started to recite the sutra. I felt it’s like beautiful music.
After they stamped and wrote scripts on my stamp book, I suddenly remembered that this temple is famous for its Yokan (sweet been jelly) and asked if I could buy it. Unfortunately, the shop was already closed… too bad.
|Dedicated to||Monjyu-Dai-Bosatsu (文殊大菩薩)|
|Founded by||Gyoki-Bosatsu (行基菩薩)|
|Denomination||Shingon-sect Chisan-group (真言宗智山派)|
|Mantra||おん あらはしゃ なう|
On Arahasha Nau
|Next temple||No.32 Zenjibu-ji (5.7 Km away)|
|Previous temple||No.30 Zenraku-ji (6.6 Km away)|