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by / on January 22, 2014 at 8:55 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Out Of The Box, Temples-Shrines

“Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage at Ho-on-in,Kyoto!

“Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage at Ho-on-in (法音院): This is the seventh and last stop of the “Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage at Ho-on-in (法音院) a sub temple of the Sennyū-ji Temple complex (泉涌寺) in Kyoto! The deity that is enshrined here is Jurōjin (寿老人) one of the “Seven Lucky Gods”. Who is Jurōjin (寿老人): Jurōjin, according to Wikipedia is “is the […]

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by / on January 21, 2014 at 6:40 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Out Of The Box, Temples-Shrines

Trotting along the “Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage: Hiden-in (悲田院)!

Moving on from Sennyū-ji Temple, we skipped Unryu-in (雲龍院) which is the fifth stop of the “Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage. The grouped I was with didn’t have time anymore to go there, so we moved on to the Hiden-in (悲田院), the sixth stop and a short walk away. Hiden-in (悲田院) is also a sub temple of the Sennyū-ji Temple complex […]

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by / on January 20, 2014 at 5:48 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Out Of The Box, Temples-Shrines

The Yohiki Kannon-do included in the “Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage!

As you walk from the Raigo-in Temple (来迎院) to the next station you pass through the Sennyū-ji Temple (泉涌寺). As you reach the Daimon gate there is a small sub temple on the side called Yohiki Kannon-do Hall (楊貴妃観音堂-大門). Empress Yang-Avalokitesvara (楊貴妃観音堂) is enshrined here. She is known as the wife of the Emperor Xuan Zong of the Tang dynasty […]

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by / on January 18, 2014 at 6:55 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Out Of The Box, Temples-Shrines

Next Stop on the “Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage is Raigo-in (来迎院)!

Raigo-in (来迎院): The next Stop on the “Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage! The next Stop on the “Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage is Raigo-in (来迎院) a sub temple of the Sennyū-ji Temple complex (泉涌寺) in Kyoto! The small path that leads to the Raigo-in Temple (来迎院) fro the Imakumano Kannon-ji (今熊野観音寺), runs through a wooded area and leads downward to the picturesque stone […]

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by / on January 17, 2014 at 3:50 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Out Of The Box, Temples-Shrines

The “Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage: Imakumano Kannon-ji Temple!

Crossing over the “red lacquer bridge” along the path that leads to the Imakumano Kannon-ji (今熊野観音寺), one steps from the mundane world into the sacred grounds of this temple. It is the third stop of the “Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage. As you see the steps that lead to the inner court of the temple, there is a large statue of […]

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by / on January 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Out Of The Box, Temples-Shrines

Shinzenkoji (新善光寺): Next Stop on the “Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage!

The next stop on our “Seven Lucky Gods” Pilgrimage at the Sennyū-ji Temple (泉涌寺) is the Shinzenkoji Temple (新善光寺). Its just a little farther up the road and there is a slight sloop that leads to the entrance. On your left is a Senzan kindergarden which is part of the Shinzenkoji Temple. This temple, located on foot of the Tukinowasan […]

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by / on January 15, 2014 at 8:51 PM / in Higashiyama-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Out Of The Box, Temples-Shrines

Red Bean Rice Porridge at the Kaikoji Temple!

Red Bean Rice Porridge  at the Kaikoji Temple (戒光寺) During the “Seven Deities of Good Luck” Pilgrimage at the Sennyū-ji Temple (泉涌寺) in Kyoto! The next stop of the “Seven Deities of Good Luck” Pilgrimage was the Kaikoji Temple (戒光寺), another sub-temple of the Sennyū-ji Temple (泉涌寺). From the behind the Sokujo-in Temple you can follow a narrow path that […]

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