more pictures from the Daishi temple
Statue of the monk Jizo (maybe, I’m guessing because of his hat and staff) and the pagoda, at the Kawasaki Daishi temple.
Oh, this is very interesting: link to explanation site The Five-story pagoda was completed in March 1984 in recognition of the 1,150th anniversary of the death of Kobo Daishi. It’s a simple and solemn octagon in compliance with the form of the ShingonSchool. An octagon is a building form which is like a circle, symbolizing broad-mindedness and wholeness. There is also an analogy with devotion to Buddhism through Shakamuni’s teaching of the“Eight Right Ways.”
And this is the other side of the sembei shop I posted about before.