Ruins of Sampou-Koujinsha Shrine


In Buddhism, the Buddha, Buddhist teachings and monks (learning the teachings) are regarded as important treasures and are collectively called “Sampou” (the Three Treasures). Uniquely believed in Japan, Sampou-Koujin is a guardian deity for Sampou. Koujin often has a frightening, angry expression with three heads and six arms to ward off evil. Koujin is said to have the power to purify and is worshipped as the god of kiln (oven) as fire is believed to rid of impurities.
The remaining foundation stones of the main shrine and the torii gate convey the appearance of an Edo Period (1603-1867) shrine.