Temple 34: Tanemaji

 

This temple is called the “Temple of Sowing Seeds” and is named such as Koubou Daishi was said to have planted five different kinds of seeds at the temple at the time of its establishment. Agriculture was also very close to the Daishi’s heart, as was careful irrigation for crops as well. Koubou Daishi is credited with saving countless lives through thoughtful engineering and creating water reservoirs that protects crops through the blistering summers.

This temple is particularly important for pregnant women. Women come here to pray for safe and easy childbirth. Water ladles are brought as a symbol of pregnancy and brought by pregnant women to the temple priest to pray over while they carry their children to term.

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Koubou Daishi

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You can see how new the building structure is here.

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