63 Hoshunji 保春寺(ほしゅんじ)

Denomination:  Soto (曹洞宗)

Main Image:  Kokuzo Jizo (虚空蔵菩薩)

Location:  Minami Izu-cho (南伊豆町)

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The year of Hoshunji’s inception is unknown however it originated as part of the
Shingon denomination. Later in its history it was converted to the Soto denomination.

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On the temple grounds there is a shrine to Sugawara no Michizane, or Tenman-gu, the
patron saint of scholarship. He was a scholar and politician during the Heian Period and was also regarded as an excellent poet, in particular Chinese poetry.

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