Temple Wishes at Fuji-dera - The templetakes its name from the wisteria of five colors that blooms from late April to early May. Although the temple complex has been destroyed by fire many times, the statue of its tutelary deity has always survived, making it a popular talisman against disaster though it was somewhat unsuccessful regarding fires. Fujidera converted to Zen Buddhism during the Tokugawa period. The current main hall was rebuilt in 1860 and Fujidera is the only temple with the suffix ‘dera' instead of ‘ji’ along the pilgrimage. Its name derives from the plant that blooms in early spring.