Incense at Meisekiji - Temple 43 Meisekiji, is officially named Genkozan Meisekiji, has a strange history of attached to it and has been worshiped since ancient times as a sacred place where the thousand-handed Kannon Bodhisattva is shown. In the first half of the sixth century a pedestrian named Masazumi Entein erected a temple of the Seven Hands Kannon Bodhisattva.. In 822 Kobo Daishi visited this area. After seeing the ruined temple, Daishi received a royal order to revive the temple. Since then, it became a holy place for the lord of the Saionji family during the Muromachi period, and for the Uwajima clan and the Date family during the Edo period. Its claim to fame is the Kannon statue behind the hall, wearing a long kimono, and a water container in her left hand.