I walked quite a lot from Mihara village, but it was indeed a long way to go… In the end, I walked more than 30 kilometers to get here… I was exhausted.
The main gate and the Nio statue at Enkou-ji is quite impressive, but I couldn’t take a good picture of it because there was the wire mesh… It was a bit disappointing.
No.38 Enko-ji is the last sacred temple of Kochi (Tosa) – the place of ascetic training. I found it interesting when I read the origin of the name of this temple, which is connected to this turtle in the picture.
In 911, a red turtle carried the bronze bell on its back from Dragon Palace to this temple, and the priest devoted it. Because of this origin, Mt.Kame-tsuru (turtle & crane) Hoko-ji was renamed to Mt.Akagame (red turtle) Enko-ji.From Enko-ji old record
The main temple and the Taishi-do are small, but I think this is about the right size, in my opinion 🙂 After I finished reciting the sutra and mantra, then I found this “eyewashing well”. If you wash your eye with the water from this well, your eye disease will be cured.
The script they wrote on the temple stamp was elegant and really beautiful. I think this is the best one I’ve seen so far.