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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Kyushu 108 Pilgrimage Temple 89 Kongochoin


Kongochoin is temple number 89 on the Shingon Kyushu Pilgrimage. It is not far from Temple 9, Myooin, just a little bit higher up Mount Wakasugi. Like Myooin it has a lot of Fudo Myo statues that I posted recently.


According to the legend Kobo Daishi visited the mountain in 806 on his return from China.

Apparently it was quite a large temple complex that at its peak had 108 monks residing here.


In 1347 the whole conplex was destroyed during a battle. The current. much smaller buildings date from 1942


The honzon (main enshrined deity) is a seated Dainichi Nyorai, Great Sun Buddha.


There is also a Kannon Hall and an Awashima Shrine.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Yet More Round Windows


My previous posts of circular windows in Japan seem toi have been quite popular, so here are some more. This first one is in a garden fence at Garyu Villa in Ozu, Ehime.


This one is at the small local history museum on the island of Okunoshima in Hiroshima Prefecture.


Encho-en, a huge Chinese garden up in Tottori has many round windows....


This one is from a park shelter in Sakaiminato, also in Tottori.


This one is in Taishaku Gorge in Hiroshima...


An office building in Matsuyama, Ehime.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

More round windows


Photos of round windows have always been popular when I have posted them before, so here are some recent ones from my collection. 3 earlier posts can be found here

This first one is from a tea room at Nagaoka Tenmangu Shrine.


This one is from a temple in Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture.


From a restaurant on the approach to Hofukuji Temple in Soja, Okayama Prefecture.


A shop in Hirado Town on Hirado Island in Nagasaki Prefecture.


An abandoned building in Oda City, Iwami.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Round Windows: looking in (modern)

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The last post, for a while at least, on circular windows in Japan. These are in Milky Way Hall in Gotsu.


This one is at the local aquarium, Aquas.

One day in Yamaguchi City 5849

These are the doors to the Treasure House/ Storeroom of a shrine in Yamaguchi City. Gandalf or Dumbledore or Santa is being watched by a komainu


This one is at the Contemporary Art Museum in Hiroshima City.


And another one from Aquas

Friday, December 18, 2009

Round Windows: looking in (traditional)


Not much I can add to the title, except to give locations. This first one is from a farmhouse in the village of Yairoishi, up in the mountains of Iwami.


This is of the Tea Room at Kennin-Ji, the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto.


This is at Komyozen-Ji, a delightful small temple in Dazaifu, Fukuoka. It has my favorite temple garden.


Just a house in Tsuwano.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Round Windows: looking out.

Circular windows are not uniquely Japanese, but they do seem a little more common here traditionally.

Kennin-Ji, the oldest Zen Temple in Kyoto

The former Wilds Gallery, Omori, Iwami Ginzan

Tea room, Chofu gardens, Yamaguchi Pref.

Manor House, Takahashi, Okayama.

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Park. Asari, near Gotsu