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Kukai founded this temple in 807, which is the furthest away from No. 1, Ryozenji. The Hakkaku Hall displays various temple treasures and the `Hachitai-butsu` statue is said to fulfill one`s wish if it is drenched with water. The Main Hall was rebuilt in 1964.
Kukai met an old man carrying rice and believed he was a transfigured `rice god` ( Inari-myojin ) and built a temple here. Originally, as part of the Inari belief, people would pray to the 'rice god' for an abundant harvest; however, recently many people now pray for prosperity in their businesses.
An old man suggested that Kukai ride on the back of a cow and after a while, they came upon a camphor tree in which was the jewel ( hoshu ) that Kukai had thrown from China. In this tree, Kukai carved a Dainichi Nyorai statue, placed the jewel between its eyes and constructed a temple. At first, people came to pray for prosperity, but lately many people visit here in memory of departed pets.
Founded during the 6th Century by Enjuin Seicho who built various temple facilities here. The name of this temple, `Daybreak and Stone` derives from the legend of a beautiful goddess who until daybreak carried large rocks while praying; however, when she saw the sun coming up she disappeared.
In 701, a priest who had returned from Korea placed a statue of Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu in the mountain. This was later found by a couple of hunter brothers who started this temple. At the Main Gate, there are huge straw sandals which are remade every hundred years.
According to legend, this location was given to Kukai by a mysterious female recluse named Hokke-sennin. Kukai carved two Fudo Myoo statues and created this temple, which is considered a `nansho` ( difficult place ).