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Ryuguji Temple

A cache by syosuke Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/17/2012
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is a temple of Jodo Buddhism.

It was originally located on the beach near the port. A tradition says that a mermaid appeared on the beach in 1222, and it was believed to be the sign of the nation’s long prosperity and the temple was renamed as Ryuguji (legendary name of the castle where mermaids live) when the corpse of the mermaid was buried within the shrine. At this time, the temple was also given another name of Reizen-san, which comes from the name of an emissary from the imperial court.

浄土宗。開山は谷阿上人。
当初は袖の湊の海辺にあり浮御堂と称していましたが、貞応元年(1222)に海中より人魚が出現した際に国家長久の瑞兆と占われました。
その人魚を寺内に埋葬したことにちなんで寺名を龍宮寺と改称。
この時朝廷より下向した勅使・冷泉中納言の姓をとって冷泉山と号するようになりました。
文明12年(1480)、正風連歌を確立したことで有名な宗祇がこの寺に寄寓し「秋更けぬ 松のはかたの 奥津風」と歌に詠んだことで知られています。

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

pnpur vf abg va gur grzcyr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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