A temple named Kyogakuin stands near Sangenjaya station. Although its name alone might lead one to mistake it for a cram school, the temple has a long history. According to a legend, it was founded in 1311. After many twists and turns, the temple was moved to its current location in the early 1900s.
Not many people would be familiar with the name Kyogakuin, even though it is a Buddhist temple with a long history. The number of those who do may increase a little when they hear that the temple is Meao Fudo, one of the five-colored Fudo (Acala) in Tokyo.
As a frequent visitor to the Meguro Fudo near my house, the Meao Fudo does not seem to be very popular. In contrast to Meguro Fudo, where worshippers are constantly coming to pray, the grounds of the temple are deserted. When I peeked into the Fudo Hall near the entrance, I saw a statue of Fudo Myoo standing in front of the hall, seemingly angry at the lack of worshippers.
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April 5, 2022
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