Aominesan Senjuin Negoroji

Temple 82

【Pilgrim’s Song】
If the frost that falls during the eve does not disappear
Later the voice of the handbell for liturgy

Five great statues

To the left of the Nokyoujo. The five great kings founded by Kobo Daishi. Fudo Myōō, Yo Yoruō, Gundarimyōō, Daiitokumyōō, Kongōyasha Myōō
* Image 1

Bull Devil Statue

Inside the bushes near the mountain gate. The legendary Bull Devil is built with an impressive look. * Image 2

History and origin of Negoroji

A former giant monument standing on Mt. Aomine, the main peak of Goshikidai. Kobo Daishi, who felt the Goji Nyorai of the Kongokai Mandala on the five mountains, established “Hanazo-in” in Aomine as a place for esoteric training. Later, when Daishi’s nephew, Chisho Daishi, visited, he met Ichinose Myojin, the guardian of the mountain, who said, “Make a dojo in Bishamonen valley, Renge valley and Goya valley in this area, and a Kannon statue from the lotus valley tree.” Chisho Daishi carved a statue of Senju Kannon in the lotus valley tree, and built and established Sente-in. It is said that “Hanazo-in” and “Senden-in” were collectively named “Negoroji” because they continued to emit fragrance from the sacred tree stump. Later, it was rebuilt by the Takamatsu feudal lords, and it was converted to Tendai sect at that time.

The temple has the following legends: A long time ago, Aomineyama had a horrible monster that eats humans, “Ushioni”. The villagers asked bow master Yamada Kuroudo Takakiyo to get rid of him. However, as Takayoshi entered the mountain, the bull devil did not appear easily. So Kogyo made a request to the main deity of Negoroji. Then, on the 21st day, the bull devil appeared and was struck by an arrow in his mouth. After chasing the fleeing creature, he found it dead about 2 km to the west of Sadagabuchi. Takayoshi cut off the horn of the bull devil and dedicated it to the temple. The corner is still preserved in the temple. Ushioni’s image is popular as a talisman.

The highlights of Negoroji

The five great statues, Ushioni statues, and all-round Kannon (In the concave corridor in front of the main hall, about thirty-three thousand Kannon statues dedicated by believers from all over the country are lined up.)

Temple 82 Fudasho: Aominesan Senjuin Negoroji

Tendai sect
Senju Kanzeon
Kobo Daishi, Chisho Daishi
Kōnin era (810-824)
On basara tarama kiriku sowaka


Nakayamacho 1506, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-8004
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From Takamatsu Nishi Interchange to Goshikidai area, follow the road along the prefectural road No. 180, and you will come to Yamamon.
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