When I visited Jojuin Temple in Kamakura in late February, I found that its principal image is Fudo Myo-o, which is an Esoteric Buddhist deity worshipped widely in Japan. Esoteric Buddhism is said to have been imported to Japan by Kobo-daishi (Kukai). Considering the fact that he trained himself for 100 days reciting a mantra 1,000,000 times at this temple, it's no wonder they worship Fudo Myo-o here. A particular Fudo Myo-o in this temple is said to ensure successful love relationships in your life, and people frequent here as a power spot to help them find their better halves. Believe it or not, you may be able to find a romantic partner if you visit this temple!
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.