Saturday, March 1, 2014

Onomichi Temple Walk, Myosenji


After visiting Ushitora Shrine, it was still too early for the first cable car/ropeway  up the mountainside so I carried on exploring temples. Nearby was Myosenji.


It has quite an impressive approach and gate.


With its raked gravel garden one might think it was a zen temple, but in fact it belongs to the Nichiren sect and was founded in 1354.


The only interesting piece of information I have been able to find out about Myosenji is that behind the main hall is a Kiyomasa Kato-do, a memorial hall to the famous warlord who was known to be a big supporter of the Nichiren sect.


1 comment:

  1. I've been there in spring once.
    It's really great during cherry blossom season.