Wakamatsu Kannon (Reiryu-zan Jakushoji temple)
■Origin & History
It is said that in the Nara period (710~794) priests travelling in the area heard the sound of a bell coming from the East of the mountain. They climbed it and built a temple dedicated to the 33 Kannon. It is said that later the priest Kukai (774~835) made 1,000 fire offerings here.
The main deity is the Seikanzeon Bodhisattva that Gyoki carved with Japanese cedar. Nowadays it is enshrined as a secret Buddha, and instead, the statue of the Holy Kannon donated during the Edo period welcomes you.
It is also known as a matchmaking Buddha, as sung by Hanagasa Ondo, “Medai, Medaka Wakamatsu-sama.”
■Pray here for:
- Tendai sect Reiryu-zan Jakushoji temple
2205-1 Yamamoto, Tendo City
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