Doll Temple where imperial princess spent her childhood
This temple is more familiar to the locals as Doll Temple or Dodo Gosho (Dodo Palace) as it has a strong connection with the imperial family. The main deity is a unique Kanzenon Bosatsu who holds a treasury mirror. The temple was established in the 14th century. After the daughter of Emperor Kogon assumed the role of head nun of the temple, successive head nuns were from the imperial members. This is why the temple possesses a number of valuable Japanese dolls as they were presented to the imperial princesses who lived here. Today, the temple exhibits the superb doll collection to the public and also accepts used dolls and gives them a memorial service. There is a graveyard for used dolls in the temple precinct on which one of the poems by Saneatsu Mushanokoji is inscribed.
- WEST AREA
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.