Hojo, Engaku-ji

My Rating: 
4

Hojo of Enkakuji is located at the back of the Butsuden. Hojo is buildings priest to live.

There is a gate with splendid carvings called Chokushi-mon. The carving of dragon flying has a taste of a western style dragon rather than Chinese one I feel.

There are one hundred Kannon on the left side of the gate. Some of Kannon pose uniquely.

There is a juniper tree that is a natural monument of the city specified in the garden. They say it planted Engaku-ji's founder, Mugaku Sogen, it means the tree is a considerable age.

There is a beautiful garden at the back of the Hojo.