It is about 10 Km walk from No.10 Kirihata-ji to No.11 Fujii-dera. The uphill to No.10 Kirihata-ji was tough enough and the pain in my shoulders got worse, and I started to feel some pain in the joint of the body and the legs. Yes, I was indeed tired.
I found this strange 🙂 resting area and looked around a bit. Then old lady came out from her house and proposed me to stay for a rest while bringing some sweets. Since I skipped the lunch today, it was really appreciated. I thought that I could walk without rest, but I found that it’s pretty important to take some breaks.
It started to snow, and it also became windy. The bridge over Yoshino-river was “Chinka-bashi (沈下橋)” which is designed to be underwater during flood so that it won’t break. It was nice to see, but I was scared when I had to step aside when some cars are approaching…There’s no safety fence and it was also windy…
On the ceiling of the main temple, the dragon was drawn, which glares me and seems protecting the Yakushi-nyorai this temple is dedicated to.
|Dedicated to||Yakushi-Nyorai (薬師如来)|
|Founded by||Kobo-Daishi (弘法大師)|
|Denomination||Rinzai-sect Myosinji-group (臨済宗妙心寺派)|
|Mantra||おん ころころ せんだり まとうぎ そわか|
On Korokoro Sendari Matougi Sowaka
|Next temple||No.12 Shozan-ji (12.9 Km away)|
|Previous temple||No.9 Kirihata-ji (9.3 Km away)|