Founded in the precincts of Shorin-in Temple to serve as a training temple for shomyo chanting, part of Hosen-in was rebuilt in the 17th century with timber from Fushimijo Castle in the ceiling of its corridor. As in many other temples this "Ceiling of Blood" is a reminder of the blood that was spilled in the castle when a group of some 300 defenders committed suicide.
View from the main hall of Hosenin Temple.
In the garden is a pine tree that has been growing there for more than 700 years. Visitors are able to drink green tea while admiring the view of the surrounding mountains.
Ancient pine tree.
Garden of Hosenin Temple.