68 Torinji 東林寺(とうりんじ)

Denomination:  Soto (曹洞宗)

Main Image:  Yakushi Nyorai (薬師如来)

Location:  Minami Izu-cho,  (南伊豆町)

IMG_1322Originally founded as a small hermitage sometime between 1592 and 1596, a larger and more formal temple was built by the 8th monk of Soto-in in the year 1600. The main image is Yakushi Nyorai made by a Keiha sculptor in the Kamakura Period.

IMG_1323Torinji provides a sweeping view of the valley that lies beneath it.


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