From my home, I walked to the Seki Zenko-Ji Temple by crossing Mt. Asakurayama. A few years ago, this temple became famous because there is a Buddha statue posing the same as a popular Japanese rugby player. The area around Mt. Asakurayama Park and Seki Zenko-Ji Temple was a playground for me when I was a child. Today, I enjoy the occasional walk with my wife on the footpath and observation deck. A fylfot-shaped dark corridor goes through at the bottom of the temple, and when you touch the lock on the wall, your wish will come true. I used to play hide-and-seek with friends from Asakura Elementary School.
Seki City has long been a religious place, and there are many temples and shrines. When I was a junior high school student, I visited them in the new year with my family.
Well, speaking of old times, this makes me want to play hide-and-seek again. How many of me can you find hiding in the temple?
Seki Zenko-Ji Temple is standing at the foot of Mt. Asakurayama in the center of Seki City. The official name is Soukyu-Ji Temple. In February 2019, crowdfunding helped open Café Soukyu.
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