Established in 991, Zuishin-in is thought to be the temple where legendary poetess Ono no Komachi spent the later years of her life.
The temple houses a carving of the poetess depicted as a wizened old woman. It is said to have been requested by Komachi herself to show the passing of youth and beauty.
Ono no Komachi.
There is also a memorial to Komachi in the temple grounds and a well marking the site of her hermitage in a nearby bamboo grove.
Memorial to Ono no Komachi.
The Well of Beauty.
Cherry blossom in front of The Well of Beauty.
Carp pond beside the temple.