Myosenji is a Zen temple founded in the Kanei era (1624-1645).
It is a small hermitage away from the noise of the city where you can enjoy the rich blessings of nature, such as “Hundreds of flowers in spring, autumn moon, cool summer breeze, and winter snow.”
It is a temple visited by Zen practitioners seeking a world of tranquility.
Also, in the front garden, there is a tomb of Seiemon Yokoyama, a righteous person, with the marking “Gyokuan Eiko Koji, founder of the temple” and “August 13, 1654.”
During the famine of the Kan’ei era, as the villagers suffering from heavy taxes, he requested a tax reduction for the villagers to which the government officials agreed until the Meiji period.
- Myosenji Temple
38 Shimohozawa, Yamagata City
16 minutes from Yamagata Station
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