Cycad trees at sakai myokokuji temple
[ID] 405กกกก( ID:405 )
[Photographer] Ogawa,Kazumasa
[Album] Ogawa,Kazumasa (Album)
[Place] Sakai
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 270x212
[Cabinet] 9-35-0
[Keyword] flowers and trees/shrine

Myokokuji belongs to the Nichiren sect, and the sango of the temple is Koshinzan. The popular name "Sotetsudera" (Japanese sago palm temple) is derived from the gigantic Japanese sago palm trees in the temple said to be brought from ancient Korea. Legend has it that when Oda Nobunaga moved these trees to Azuchi Castle, they made eerie cries every evening, so he sent them back to the temple.