Temple 37: Iwamotoji

Iwamotoji means, “Temple of Rocky Roots” and was fully reconstructed in 1890. What is particularly interesting about this temple is that five gods are celebrated here, Yakushi, Amida, Jizou, Kannon, and Fudou. Most temples are dedicated to one or two, but Iwamotoji covers all its bases.

What is also of interest is that the public is invited within to see much more of the temple than in many other locations. Local artists have been invited to add their own artistic touches to the panels within. If you take a peek at my photos you will see that someone saw fit to include Marilyn Monroe. Not quite in league with Kannon, I am sure, but there she is. Check it out!

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