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    Kuginuki Jizo (Sekizo-ji Temple)

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    Kuginuki Jizo (Sekizo-ji Temple)

    “Removing nail” Jizo worshipped nationwide

    The high ranked Buddhist priest, Kobo Daishi, established this temple in 819.  It is said that he brought a rock from China and inscribed the Jizo Bosatsu Buddha on it himself .  He enshrined the statue and prayed, “May this Buddha get rid of all kinds of misfortunes and illnesses from the people.”  This is how this temple got its name: “Kuginuki” means getting rid of pains and hardships.  A talented Heian-period poet, Teika Fujiwara, is said to have lived in this temple.  People come to this temple to heal their pain and be released from hardship.  Not only is there the main hall where the Jizo statue is enshrined, but also a well said to have been made by Kukai and the grave of Teika Fujiwara can both be found in the temple precincts.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,December issue,2013

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    Name Kuginuki Jizo (Sekizo-ji Temple)
    Address Hanakuruma-cho, Senbon-dori Kamidachiuri-agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-414-2233
    Hours 8:00-16:30
    Closed
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    Recommended Entry: Admission free in the precinct

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