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Koda-ji
The Great Love Still Exists There
Date:22, Feb, 2018
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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I happened to go to the Kodai-ji temple. "Happened" means that I got lost, and got there by chance.

"What are you talking about?" Your question is only natural. Let me explain. I tried to move from Kennin-ji to Kiyomizu-dera. The trial fell through, which I was completely lost in Kyoto. I wanted to shout out the name of the Beatles' fifth original album (I didn't actually). That somehow led me to the Kodai-ji.

Probably you are laughing me down. However! However.

We can also say I got lost because karma led me to the Kodai-ji. Something unknown guided me. Fate is originally what we are very difficult to explain about. Do you correctly explain why you came to this world by your mother, not any other women? Nobody can. So I'd like to obey the karma.

I was so ignorant that I didn't know the Kodai-ji was built for deifying Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the famous politician of the Sengoku era. Let me explain more now. Kodai-in, his legal wife, built the temple for her late husband in 1606. Hideyoshi passed away in 1598, by the way.



In reality, Kodai-ji can be said as the temple of Kodai-in.

Kodai is the person of love. She got married with Hideyoshi in a misalliance, that was quiet rare at the time. It's said she had established cordial relations with the Tokugawas, not just Hideyoshi's concubine. That made her no meet the difficulties after Hideyoshi passed away.

Namely, it can be considered she was the great woman who had perfectly understood how much philanthropy could help her. I can just show respect before Kodai-in. It's supposed the message of the karma I got is the following one, then.

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE。










 

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