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Temple 87, Nagao-ji

The Temple of the Long Tail

Temple 87, Nagao-ji

Nagao-ji is temple No. 87 on the Shikoku pilgrimage.

The temple was founded by Gyogi Bosatsu in 738. Kobo Daishi came her later and, in keeping a vow he made before leaving for China, performed a Goma ritual. This is the origin of the Daikaiyofuka-ubai rite where people carry a heavy rice cake.

Here you can see the tomb of Shizuka Gozen, the lover of Minamoto Yoshitsune. After his death, she was ordained and become a nun here.

Information

Name in Japanese: 長尾寺

Pronunciation: nagao-ji

Address: 653 Nagaonishi, Sanuki, Kagawa 769-2302

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