Monday, September 22, 2008

Sacred Water

Sairin-ji Temple is 48th of the 88 sacred temples of Shikoku. There is a legend regarding a pond west of this temple, which is known as "Jo-no-fuchi' (Depths of the Staff). Long ago when people were suffering from a drought, Kobo-Daishi prayed at sunrise, and thrust his staff into the ground, this caused water to gush into the air. That spring flows constantly and has been designated as one of Japan's 100 famous bodies of water.

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