Dear O-Henro ... Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I hope you did like our temple-visit of yesterday in which I explained another part of the Zen State of Haiku, simplicity, and that it inspired you to write haiku as if you were child again. As you maybe have noticed I am a bit behind with commenting on all of your wonderful posts, but I will catch up as soon as possible. So ... be patient ... I will surely visit you all.
Today we are visiting the second temple on the Shikoku Pilgrimage in Kagawa Prefecture, Jinne in (temple 68). Jinne in is situated in Kan'onji City, a city with almost 65.000 inhabitants. On their official city-website I found a wonderful photo of a sight in Kan'onji City's Kotohuki Park. It's a Sand Coin Effigy and it's called Zenigata Sazo. It's really a wonderful sight.
|Zenigata Sazo or on wikipedia|
Jenni in is devoted to Amida Nyorai and as you maybe know Issa, one of the four greatest haiku-poets, was a devotee to Amida Nyorai, so I love to share a few haiku written by Issa about Amida Buddha.
many, many prayers
to Amida Buddha
like Amida Buddha...
with one shoulder bare ...
(photo-credits: "Wonderful Buddha")
By the way, "Wonderful Buddha" is for sure worth to visit. It's a great wordpress-weblog about Buddhism.
eyes closed in devotion -
Lotus starts to bloom