Hannyaji Temple is known as "Kosumosudera (cosmos flower temple)." During wintertime, the main flowers are daffodils. They bloom as if they are competing around the stone statues of Buddhists, which were dedicated in appreciation for curing diseases. Are those flowers praising the virtues of the Buddha or showing off their beauty? The 13-story stone pagoda, which has stood there since the Kamakura period, is towering against the crisp blue winter sky.
*According to the 24 Solar Terms of Reiwa 4 (2022), Shoukan is from January 5 to 20.