12 Chouonji 長温寺(ちょうおんじ)

Denomination:  Soto (曹洞宗)

Main Image:  Yakushi Nyorai (薬師如来)

Location:  Kona, Izunokuni (伊豆の国市古奈)

Near the end of the Heian Period in 1167, after being defeated in battle, … brought with him the Yakushi Nyorai which he believed protected him, to this location where later religious rites performed for it.

IMG_0228It wasn’t until late in the Muromachi Period in 1562 that the temple was founded
and became part of the Soto denomination. In 1828, the temple was badly damaged by a nearby fire but was soon restored to its present condition.


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