Sunday, December 17, 2017

Kosanji Revisited


On the second day of my walk along the Shimanami Kaido I stopped in at Kosanji Temple to take some more photos. This first one is a reproduction of the Yomeimon gate at Toshugu Shrine in Nikko.

Like all the buildings at Kosanji that are based on famous historical structures, it is somewhat more colorful and embellished with more details than the original.

The remains of the temple founders mother lie beneath the five storied pagoda which is based on the pagoda at Muro-ji in Nara.

The fifteen meter tall statues of Kannon is based on a statue less than 2 meters tall in Horyu-ji, Nara.

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  1. I've been there a couple of times. Don't remember the place being so bright.
    There were crowds of people. How did you manage to get such peaceful photos?

  2. Longtime lurker
    Thank you for your continuing posts
    Just traced your walks through Kyushu on Japan Visitor
    Great work and wonderful resource