A Shingon sect temple appearing in Heike Monogatari (Tale of the Heike). Gio was in love with Taira-no-Kiyomori a chieftain of the Taira, Heike family. Spurned by him Gio and her sister Ginyo devoted their lives to Buddha here. The principal image is of Dainichi Nyorai the supreme being in Esoteric Buddhism and the deification of sunlight. Also found here are wooden statues of Taira-no-Kiyomori Gio Ginyo and others. The stone gorin-to, stupa of 5 elements representing earth water fire wind air is said to be the grave of Taira-no-Kiyomori. Gio and Ginyo are enshrined at the hokyo-in. This is the stone pagoda with ear-shaped projections from the corners of the roof.

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