Tagged: Kōbō-Daishi

Ryozen-ji, Shikoku Pilgrimage’s First Temple

  Today, we’re leaving the Setouchi area a little bit. We’re even leaving Kagawa Prefecture to head to its neighbor in the South East of Shikoku, namely Tokushima Prefecture. More precisely, we’re going to the city of Naruto where our destination of the day is. I’m...

Yashima-ji

  I can’t believe I never posted anything about Yashima-ji on this blog. It’s time to change this. What about, right now?   So, Yashima-ji is located on the Yashima plateau, in the north-east of Takamatsu, and it is the 84th temple of the Shikoku...

Daishō-in on Miyajima

  When you go to Miyajima, of course you will visit Itsukushima-jinja, but keep in mind that it is far from the only thing to visit on the island, and staying one full day is a minimum I think. When we went there, we had...

Zentsuji - Kobo Daishi

Kōbō-Daishi’s Birthday

  While I mention Kōbō-Daishi quite often, I never talked in detail about him. And as this post will mostly be about the ceremony I attended last June in Zentsu-ji for his birthday, maybe now is a good time to tell you a little bit about his life....

Zentsuji - Nakamon

Back to Zentsu-ji

  Last June, on the 14th to be exact, I went to Zentsu-ji for the third time (but visited it only for the second time, remember, the first time around we didn’t stop more than a few minutes). This time we went for a very particular reason,...

Zentsū-ji

Zentsū-ji

  I already briefly mentioned Zentsūji before, but now is time to tell you a bit more about it. Zentsūji is a Buddhist temple located in the town of the same name in the Kagawa Prefecture. It has several particularities, one of them being that...

Sanuki Kokubunji

  As you may already know, Shikoku is famous among other things for its Pilgrimage of 88 Buddhist Temples. I’m sure that I will talk about it into more details another day as today I am going to focus on only one of those temples;...