Cultural Assets-Sutra Mounds

Hobenhon at the former Shinpuku-ji Temple (Ninoshuku Kannondo) (Sutra mound #2)

According to the Katsurei-zakki (a guidebook on Katsuragi Shugen published in 1850), Shinpuku-ji Temple had a Juichimen (“11-faced”) Kannon Buddhist statue, a stone on which En no Gyoja meditated, a pond called Zennyoga-ike, and a building dedicated to the temple’s priests. The old guidebook also noted that the temple was the location of sutra mound #2. The Japanese military requisitioned the temple grounds in the Meiji Period (late 19th century). To this day, the temple remains abolished. A mini shrine of Izumi sandstone stands on the former site of the priests’ quarters, and this is believed to be sutra mound #2. There is a small pond nearby that may have been Zennyoga-ike Pond.


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Tanagawa-tanigawa, Misaki-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka Prefecture


40 min. walk from Nishinosho Station on Nankai Kada Line; or 20 min. walk from Sasegawa bus stop of Misaki Town Community Bus