It’s obvious that the main temple is under construction, even though magnificent main gate welcomed me at No.15 Kokubun-ji.
By the way, there’re actually 4 Kokubun-ji in 88 temples along the Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage, and this is the first one (Awa Kokubun-ji) located in Tokushima prefecture (Awa-no-kuni), while other 3 are located in Kochi, Ehime and Kagawa separately.
Even though the main temple is under construction, I can still worship at the temporary main hall. However, it’s indeed pity that I cannot see the original main temple.
|Dedicated to||Yakushi-Nyorai (薬師如来)|
|Founded by||Gyoki-Bosatsu (行基菩薩)|
|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.16 Kanon-ji (1.8 Km away)|
|Previous temple||No.14 Jyoraku-ji (0.8 Km away)|