Upon arrived from the railway station walk till Zentsuji Temple (善通寺) is reaching 4.30pm. The temple office close at 5pm, so need to rush for get the temple shuin (朱印), visit stamp into my shuinchō (朱印帳), while wife buy omamori (御守) first. Then spend the time wandering on the complex building of temple.
This is one of the temple in 88 temple pilgrimage (Ohenro) of Shikoku, which retraces Kobo Daishi’s own steps across the island as he underwent his spiritual training. Zentsū-ji is temple No. 75 in the Shikoku Pilgrimage (四国遍路). This is the temple we plan to visit, in Kagawa prefecture (香川県) portion, since it is well know as the birthplace and spiritual home of Kukai (空海), also known posthumously as Kobo-Daishi (弘法大師) (774-835 AD) . He was a Japanese Buddhist monk, civil servant, scholar, poet, and artist who founded the Esoteric Shingon or “mantra” school of Buddhism. Shingon followers usually refer to him by the honorific title of Odaishisama (お大師様) and the religious name of Henjo-Kongo (遍照金剛).