Nagano’s best spot:
・Foundation: 642 AD
・Main Image: Amida Triad
Sharing One Halo
・Founder: Yoshimitsu Honda
The main image has been completely hidden from the
people since 654.（絶対秘仏）
“Okaidan Tour（ お戒壇めぐり ）”,
my childhood favorite
The Route of Okaidan Tour:
Basement Passage of Hondo Building
What do you search for?
・At the point where the main image is
placed above, there is a pillar, and a key
is embedded in it.
・It’s dark, so you can only feel the key
・It’s said that you can feel the Buddha’s
blessing by touching the key.
The inside is totally dark…
You can’t even see the person next to you.
I visited there for the first time
in 20 years…
Everything was the same, except for this.
Be in the darkness again…
I felt a little bit different this time.
What I loved about the darkness.
・Could remember many things I had forgotten
in a daily life.
e.g. voice, touch, etc
・All equal in the darkness.
Maybe, touching the key is not so important…
-Tender is the darkness-