temple in Maizuru

Kashiwadera is fictional

Koji’s home temple is based on the Shingon temple Matsunoodera, located in the mountains of Maizuru. This temple has a hibutsu “horse head Kannon” which is shown once every 50 years.

the road to the mountain temple

more stairs

main building

photo of the horse head Kannon

abandoned stone

temple signpost

temple grounds

priest’s living quarters

behind the temple

path to the temple

water basin

main hall

abandoned gravestones