Monday, May 30, 2011
Jizo and Shinto Shrine at Zojo-ji
Ankokuden Hall at Zojo-ji. It houses the Black Image of Amida Buddha who was worshiped by Ieyasu Tokugawa and was said to protect him.
I read somewhere there are 1300 Jizo here. Jizo are taken care of because they protect children and travelers. The ones at Zojo-ji appear to focus on children.
Even on the grounds of this large Buddhist complex there is a Shinto Shrine.
Yatagarasu the three legged crow, depicted on the chozuya. This is where one washes their hands and mouth before attending at the shrine.
This is the honden of Kumano Shrine at Zojo-ji.