Friday, May 23, 2014

Jindai-ji - Main Temple and Auxiliary Shrines

Small shrine on the path to the main temple.

Path to the pet shrine.

Main temple

The tradition is to rub the statue on the part of it that corresponds to where you have pain in your own body,
 (i.e. the left knee) then touch yourself in the same place as a prayer to take your pain away.

The tradition at this incense censor is similar in that you wave the smoke onto yourself
to take away pain and preserve good health.

Care givers were bringing several old and infirm people to experience the incense smoke.
Evidently it works for pets as well.

This area has many statues and creates an area for remembering and praying for children
that were stillborn or lost due to miscarriage or abortion.

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