Deva gate (Nioh-mon)
TypeSoto-shu Sect Zen Temple
AccessFrom Seibu-Chichibu Station of the Seibu Railway, get on a bus of the Seibu Kanko bound for Sadamine, Minano Station, get off at the Kinsho-Ji depot.
AddressYamada 1803-2, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture
DescriptionThe Kinsho-Ji has the biggest deva gate (Nioh-mon) in the 34 Chichibu Fudasho pilgrimage temples.
You will be overwhelmed by the set of so big straw shoes (Waraji) and Nioh guardians in the deva gate.
This temple is also famous for so many stone Buddhist images (Sekibutsu).
There are 1319 images !
Plaque on deva gate
So big Waraji straw shoes
Image of Kosodate Kannon (Nurturing Kannon Goddess)