This big red Chinese style Nio-gate appeared in the residential area, and the precincts of the temple is also large.
After finishing reading the Heart Sutra, a young man who seems to do pilgrimage by bicycle approached me and started to talk various things. Then he says some bad things about the chief priest at No.62 such as, s/he doesn’t open between 12 and 13 because of lunch time etc etc… he followed me a while, and asked me that we should accuse… hmm… I had to avoid him and leave Ido-ji quickly as possible unfortunately.
At Ido-ji, there’s a well said to be bored by Kobo-Daishi when this area suffered from water shortage. It is said that if you can find yourself to be reflected in the well, you can be in good health. However, in case not, then you have to be careful for disease and accident for 3 years in advance. Don’t you think it’s bit scary ?!
|Dedicated to||Shichbutsu-Yakushi-Nyorai (七仏薬師如来)|
|Founded by||Tenmu-Tenno (天武天皇勅願)|
|Denomination||Shingon-sect Zentsuji-group (真言宗善通寺派)|
|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.18 Onzan-ji (16.8 Km away)|
|Previous temple||No.16 Kanon-ji (2.8 Km away)|