Takamatsu Kannon (Mt. Takamatsu Komyo-in Temple)
■ Origins & History
The enshrined deity is the sacred Kanzeon Bodhisattva, represented by a seated statue of about 4 or 5 cm, engraved by the high priest Gyoki during the Nara period. When Gyoki stayed at the small hermitage in this area, he engraved the statue and encouraged the villagers to worship it. It is said that they in return built the temple on the mountain to enshrine the statue there.
There are thirty-three stone statues in the precincts that carved the top three thirteen Kannon statues.
Every December, mochi pounding festivities dating from 300 years ago dedicated to Kannon are held on the temple grounds.
■ Pray here for
Fulfillment of various wishes
■ Recommended points
Takamatsu Hayama Onsen is nearby. Also, if you go north (toward Yamagata City about 2 km), you will find Kaminoyama Castle and the Bukeyashiki old samurai residences.
■ Enshrined deity
Sacred Kanzeon Bodhisattva
- Takamatsu Kannon (Mt. Takamatsu Komyo-in Temple)
53 Takamatsu, Kaminoyama City
About 10 minutes by car from JR Kaminoyama Onsen Station
- Parking lot
- Street parking at the entrance for small and large vehicles and parking in front of the temple
Shuin stamp: Komyo-in