Koma-usagi statues and beautiful season scenery
Mimuroto-ji Temple was established in 770 by Emperor and Konin. The Senju Kannon Bosatsu is enshrined as a principal image. The area used to be the center of the town and used to call “Uji”. It is the 10th temple of Saigoku Sanjusankasho pilgrimage, and is known as “Flower Temple” or “Ajisai (hudrangea) Temple”. According to oral traditions, a rabbit escorted an imperial member, Uji no Wakiiratsuko, to the temple during his visit. As a result, the temple has “Koma-usagi (rabbit)” statues instead of typical “Komainu (shrine guardian dog).” It is a big statue made of granite which is 150 cm high and 60 cm wide. The Koma-usagi is holding a 60 cm wide ball, and there is an egg-shaped stone inside of the ball. It is said if you can make the egg stone stand in the ball, your wish can come true.
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
|Address||21 Todo Shiga-dani, Uji City, Kyoto|
|Hours||(April 1st-Oct. 31st) 8:30-16:30; (Nov. 1st-Mar. 31st) 8:30-16:00; *Enter 30-min. before the gate closed|
|Closed||End of the year|
|Recommended||Entry: 500 yen|
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