Day 36 : 12 May 2009

Posted in Shikoku Pilgrimage (click on pictures to enlarge)

First thing in the morning we visited Temple 44 Daihoji (Temple of Great Treasure), built on a steep slope among huge, old trees. It has huge straw sandals in front that are re made every 100 years. 

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Continuing on minor roads and shady forest paths there was the inevitable climbing and descending. We saw many little statues on the way.




A huge, fierce red statue stood guard near a tall split rock close to Temple 45.

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We entered Temple 45 Iwayaji (Temple of the Rocky Cave) by descending through the old, original entrance gate. The Temple is partially built into a cliff face.








The path followed a narrow, shady path away from the Temple, beside a stream and among huge rock formations to rejoin our route of the morning, only to camp in the same spot as the night before.


















(33.6636 N 132.9076 E)