2007/06/12

Kozenji Daruma Temple

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Kozenji Daruma Temple
Koozen-Ji 興禅寺 こうぜんじ (だるま寺)
in Kamitonda Village, Wakayama (上富田町)
Kouzenji Kōzenji

This white Daruma statue is made from the sands of battlefields of WWII in order to pray for peace around the world.


© PHOTO inabane

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The temple itself has a history of more than 2000 years. It is one of the most famous ones in Wakayama prefecture, with a famous statue of Kannon Bosatsu and a collection of old scriptures.
In the famous garden, where people can walk around, the azaleas are the most famous when in bloom.

The white Daruma statue was constructed in 1973 昭和48年. Since then, the temple is better known as "Daruma Temple". It is one of the eight famous Daruma temples in Japan.

〒646-1111
和歌山県西牟婁郡上富田町市ノ瀬無番地
臨済宗 妙心寺派 大雄山 興禅寺
住職 上田 勇堂
TEL 0739-48-0101

© Darumadera

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The Temple Compound




Another Daruma Statue inside



全国だるま八名刹に指定され、別名「だるま寺」と呼ばれています。

Click HERE for many more photos of the temple !
© iwadawaiwainet

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praying for peace -
a white Daruma
keeps watch



Praying for Peace with DARUMA
Daruma for Peace
made by Children from USA, Japan and Afghanistan

Supported by KiDS WiTHOUT BoRDERS and ARTISTS OF THE WORLD / ARTISTES DU MONDE

Tibetan Daruma for Peace


Peace and War in Haiku


. Daruma Temples, an Overview


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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sands of war
transformed by hope
white Daruma

Trish Shields

Your poem is wonderful, Gabi.
I'd never heard of a Daruma before. I found the links you've given quite inspiring.
Please accept my reply in the form it is intended - as praise for your inspiration.