Friday, April 12, 2013

Day 8: Mountain Hiking Holidays Shikoku Pilgrimage Group

A statue of the boddhisattva Jizo (Jizo bosatsu) marks the path to Yokomineji (Temple 60). Jizo is the guardian deity of children and travelers.
The descent from Yokomineji en route to Temple 61 (Kouonji).
The steepest part of the descent from Yokomineji ends here. Notice the walking staffs that others have left leaning against the signpost.
The stark, modern facade of the main building at Kouonji (Temple 61). This concrete and tile structure dates from the 1970s although the temple was founded in the 6th century.This modern building stands in marked contrast with the hondo we have seen at other temples.

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