Jison-in

Jison-in

Jison-in is a temple site that marks the entrance to the pilgrimage route of Koyasan.

The Japanese Kanji are:

慈尊院 Jison-in
高野山 Koyasan
空海 Kobo Daishi
金剛峰寺  Kongobu-ji 
丹生明神  Niu Myojin 

"Koyasan includes "Kongobu-ji" that was built by Kukai in 816 as the principal stage for esoteric Buddhism on a 800m high mountain basin, "Jison-in" that was built as an administrative office to facilitate the construction and management of Kongobu-ji, "Niukanshofu-jinja" that was constructed as a guardian shrine to protect the Niukanshofu estate of Kongobu-ji and "Niutsuhime-jinja that is situated in the Amano basin between Kongobu-ji and Jison-in which is closely connected to Koyasan and enshrines "Koya Myojin," who legend tells gave land to Kukai when he choose the compound of Kongobu-ji, and "Niu Myojin," who legend tells guided him, and all of them are connected by the pilgrimage route "Koyasan Choishimichi".

Source

Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range

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