Koyasan The 1200th Anniversary Kondo Special Opening

by Hideo

The present Kondo (Main Hall)

is the 6th reconstruction in 1932.  It is an irimoyazukuri (hip and gable construction) building. The principal image is a hidden Buddhist image and it had never been open to the public.  However we can see "Yakushi Nyorai Statue" of the principal image for the first time from Apr,2nd to May.21st. It is made by Takamura Koun and is almost like a white statue between two attended figures "Fudomyoo."  Unnfortunately I can't show you a picture of Yakushi Nyorai Statue because of no photograph.

Koyasan The 1200th Anniversary Kondo Special Opening

The Chumon (The Middle of The Gate)

When I visited Koyasan last year, Chumon was under reconstruction and I couldn't see it.  This time the rexonstrucrion was finished and could see the beautiful Chumon.  The four guardian kings are standing inside the Chumon.  They are Jikokuten, Komokuten, Zochoten, and Tamonten. They guard the east, the west, the south and the north respectively.

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Koyasan The 1200th Anniversary Kondo Special Opening

If you are interested in Koyasan, please refer to KOYASAN : The Sacred Center of Shingon Buddhism.

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14 May 2015


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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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