The main temple of No.37 Iwamoto-ji is rather new. Inside, chairs are lined up to the principal image of this temple. It actually reminds me church.
When I was reciting sutra, elder couple were taking pictures while saying that there were a cute girl. After finishing worship, I looked up at the ceiling and saw a lot of paintings on the ceiling. In fact, there were a lot of pictures that didn’t seem to have anything to do with Buddhism. Indeed, it was quite beautiful with many different themes and colors.
Very interestingly, Iwamoto-ji is dedicated to 5 different principal images, i.e Fudo-Myoo (不動明王), Kanzeon-Bosatsu (観世音菩薩), Amida-Nyorai (阿弥陀如来), Yakushi-Nyorai (薬師如来), Jizo-Bosatsu (地蔵菩薩).
|Dedicated to||Fudo-Myoo (不動明王)|
|Founde by||Gyoki-Bosatsu (行基菩薩)|
|Denominiation||Shingon-sect Chisan-group (真言宗智山派)|
なうまく さんまんだばざらだん せんだまかろしゃだ そはたや うん たらた かんまん
Naumaku Sanmandabazaradan SEndamakaroshada Sohataya Un Tarata Kanman
おん あろりきゃ そわか
On Arorikya Sowaka
おん あみりたていぜい から うん
On Amiritateizei Kara Un
おん ころころ せんだり まとうぎ そわか
On Korokoro Sendari Matougi Sowaka
おん かかかび さんまえい そわか
On Kakakabi Sanmaei Sowaka
|Next temple||No.38 Kongofuku-ji (80.4 Km away!)|
|Previous temple||No.36 Seiryu-ji (58.5 Km away)|