49 Taibaiji 太梅寺(たいばいじ)

Denomination:  Soto

Main Image:  Jizo Bosatsu

Location:  Yokogawa District, Shimoda

In 1046, while on a pilgrimage of noted sacred mountains a group of Shingon
denomination monks came across the area with the cooperation of the local
people built a main hall, and enshrined a Jizo-son as its main image.

Main Hall

Main Hall

The shrine located behind the temple served as a guardian of the temple and the villagers. Later in the temple’s history, it’s name and denomination changed twice and is now called Taibaiji, part of the Soto denomination.


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