Temple 59: Kokubunji

Kokubunji, means “State Temple”, and there is one Kokubunji in each prefecture on the island of Shikoku. This is a nice little temple that will not take too long to explore.

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At this temple you can come face-to-face with Koubou Daishi.
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And shake his hand.
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An interesting contrast of the divine with daily life and regular homes just behind.

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The vessel on the right is marked with different parts of the body. You touch the characters and yourself to receive healing and protection.

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