Miedo Temple

Miedo Temple, Koya-cho

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ggm
Honolulu, HI1,439 contributions
Open once a year
Jan 2020
Has burned down frequently, last re-built in 1848. Holds a ninth century portrait of Kobo Daishi, not accessible to the public. In fact, the only part of the building that can be visited in open only once a year, on the night before the anniversary of Kukai entering eternal meditation, as determined by the lunar calendar.
Written February 23, 2020
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Kwakaku
Sakai, Japan1,707 contributions
One of the Most Sacred Building in Mt. Koya
May 2018 • Couples
Before he started his eternal meditation in 835, Kukai (774-835), or Kobo Daishi, used to use the building as a Buddhism training hall for himself. Before the entrance into the eternal meditation, Prince Takaoka (799-865) started painting Kukai's portrait, which was enshrined in the hall later. After the start of the meditation, the prince left Japan and died on his quest for truth to India via Tang Dynasty China.
Written May 20, 2018
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