*Town designated cultural property
[Bell of Myohorin Temple]
The temple bell was cast by Miyazaki Kanchi the third, and has an inscription of the year Kyoho 19 (1735).
Myohorin Temple keeps many treasured artifacts from the Kamakura Era.
It is said that because the main hall was burnt down in the “Seige of Suemori,” it was rebuilt using parts from the Suemori Castle after it was abandoned.
(There are similar stories at neighboring temples.)
On the grounds there is the “Nandina Domestica of Myohorin Temple” which has been designated for protection by the prefecture. Please add this to your viewing list of natural monuments designated by the prefecture.
[Myohorin Temple Stone Monument]
This is a dual stone monument from the Kamakura Era. On the side of the inscription there are 2 grave markers that stand next to each other, as well as the Buddhist chant of Nanmyo-horengekyo, and one of Shingon Buddhism.
You can see the transition from the Shingon sect to the Nichiren sect.
<These may be used as archeological materials for research purposes. >
To view, please contact Myohorin Temple <0767-28-4780>.
Stone Monument (itabi) Stone Monument (itabi) = grave marker made of stone
Flat stone grave markers were popular as a memorial to the dead from the Kamakura Era to the beginning of the Edo Era.
The top was made into a triangle, and below that a deep horizontal line was carved, with the image of Buddha, and the date and name in Sanskrit. (from “Daijisen” dictionary)
|Address/Location||Ni-196, Mugiu, Hodatsushimizu-cho, Hakui-gun, Ishikawa|
|Contact information||Myohorin Temple