If you follow the road from Tanjoh-ji Temple to the ocean you will find a board walk that continues north overlooking Tai-no-Ura Bay. After the pathway bends around the cliff side you will be able to see two small islands, not more than 30m (100ft) of the coast, that mark the birth place of the Buddhist Priest Nichiren. 25 more words
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Seichoji Temple (清澄寺), also referred to as “Kiyosumi-dera,”is where The Holy Priest Nichiren Shonin studied Buddhism when he was twelve. After leaving to study in places such as Kamakura and Kyoto, Nichiren returned in 1253 at the age of 32 and established his own doctrine. 103 more words
Tanjoh-ji Temple (誕生寺) was originally built in 1276 to commemorate the birth of the Holy Priest Nichiren Shonin (1222-1282), proliferator of the lotus sutra. After earthquakes, tidal waves, and a great fire that left behind nothing but the wooden statue of Nichiren Shonin and the main temple gate, the current structure is actually the 4th reconstruction of the original temple. 20 more words
Kamogawa’s largest festival, Godosai, is held annually in September by seven shrines located throughout the city. The Oura-Yakumo, Shirahata, Hie, Kumano, Suwa, Yokosuka-Yakumo, and Hachiman shrines march through the streets to the sounds of Japanese Taiko Drums and bamboo flutes shouldering large parade floats like the one below.