27 Torinji 東林寺(とうりんじ)

Denomination:  Soto (曹洞宗)

Main Image:  Enmei Jizo Bosatsu (延命地蔵菩薩)

Location:  Baba-cho, Ito (伊東市馬場町)

 

Founded near the end of the Heian period sometime between 1145 and 1151, Torinji was part of the Shingon denomination and a branch temple of Kuonji.

Main Hall

Main Hall

A sumo ring was built here and in 1959, the famous Yokozuna, Tochi Nishiki, the 44th
Sumo Grand Champion performed his dohyou-iri, or ring entrance ceremony.

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