Kasamori Kannon Temple – 笠森観音笠森寺

Chiba, April千葉、4月

Ishikawa, another Jinpuu-colleague, took me for a hike one rainy Sunday; our first attraction was Kasamori Kannon. Surrounded by mountainous forests, this unique temple is a perfect place to visit for a nature lover like me.

ある雨の日曜日、仁風のもうひとりの同僚である石川さんがハイキングに連れて行ってくれた。私たちの最初の目的地は笠森観音だった。鬱蒼とした森に囲まれたこのユニークなお寺は私のような自然愛好家が訪れるには最高の場所である。

Maybe because of the weather, there were only a few other visitors when we climbed the steep wooden staircase to Kannon-do. The hall is 16 metres from the ground, and on top of it opens a panoramic view to the forests above.

きっと雨のせいだろう、私たちが観音堂へと続く木造の階段を上ったとき観光客はほんの数名しかいなかった。お堂は地上から16mの高台にあり、眼下の森を一望できる。

Near the temple gate is the sacred Kosazukenokusu; a crooked tree, which has a small hole in its trunk. It’s believed that when children go through the hole, they receive fortune, but if a woman crawls through it, she will get pregnant.The famous Japanese ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige has captured this majestic temple to one of his prints.

お寺の門の近くには子授け楠(こさずけのくす)という霊木が佇む。その曲がった樹木の幹には小さな穴があり、子どもがそこを通り抜けるとご利益が、女性がくぐると子宝に恵まれるとされている。有名な日本の浮世絵師の歌川広重はこの荘厳な寺院を作品のひとつとして残している。

The Kannon-do
The observation deck
The gate
The details of the gate
The sacred Kosazukenokusu

Kasamori Kannon


302 Kasamori, Chonan-machi, Chosei-gun, Chiba, 297-0125 Japan

笠森観音

〒297-0125 千葉県長生郡長南町笠森302

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