Saturday, April 26, 2014

Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Temple 14 Renge-ji

Like so many of the temples on this pilgrimage, Rengeji has great views over the inner Izumo area.

The Kannon sculpture that is the honzon is dated to the mid eighth century so that suggest the temple will date from that time too.

Now it belongs to the Soto Zen sect, but earlier it was a Tendai temple.

There is a spring behind the temple that legend says has healing powers and people still come here to collect the water.


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