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Hiramyojinyogo-seki Stone

Hiramyojinyogo-seki Stone
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The Hiramyojinyogo-seki Stone past the Shinosho and located in front of the Myooin is regarded as the place where High Priest Rōben and Hiryo Meijin met.
According to “Ishiyamadera Engi Emaki”, High Priest Rōben of the Todaiji Temple was ordered by Emperor Shomu to procure the gold necessary for the construction of the Great Buddha of the Todaiji Temple. He received Kongo Gonken’s dream of the Kinpusen-ji temple when visiting the Ishiyama’s lands, which said that he will be informed from the old man who was fishing on the rock that the place of the dream was indeed this place. This old man was Hiryo Meijin who was the landlord of Omi, and the rock he was sitting on is still being carefully protected as the”Hiramyojinyogo-seki Stone”. The Hiramyojinyogo-seki Stone past the Shinosho and located in front of the Myooin is regarded as the place where High Priest Rōben and Hiryo Meijin met.

Location Cultural Property of Japan