Sunday, August 28, 2016

Kyushu Pilgrimage Temple 91 Shinko-ji

Located almost right under an expressway that runs from Moji towards Kanda, there is not much to Shinkoji, temple 91 of the 108 on the Kyushu Pilgrimage, just a couple of nondescript almost ramshackle buildings.

In the 13th Century a wandering monk saw a purple cloud over the mountain and decided to build something here. Later the Ochi Clan made headquarters here during a military campaign and then later built the temple and used it as a family temple.

In 1862 it was burned down during some sort of military action by samurai from Choshu, but I have been unable to ascertain under exactly what circumstances.

Not a grand temple, but there was some nice eclectic statuary.....

1 comment:

  1. This temple has a wonderful and troubled story
    I agree with you "nice eclectic statuary.."