Vertical Garden at Ryukoin - a temple of the Shogin sect of Buddhism. Its official name is: Rinkaizan Fukujuryuji Temple Ryukoin. The main deity is the eleven-faced Kannon Bodhisattva. Ryukoin is not among the official 88 Shikoku henro pilgrimage but is rather a bangai fudosho affiliate temple closely associated with Kobo Daishi and the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Significantly, is the place where Kobo Daishi applied for the creation of the Shikoku Sacred Sites. The temple Is associated with the Date family the first lord of the Uwajima clan, and later merged with another temple to form Ryukoin. TodayRyukoin is listed as Bangai number 6 on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, thanks to it’s close association to Kobo Daishi.
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