Sometimes we find a temple with a marvelous English explanation. I will clam up hear and let you read for yourself, except to say that “Enmyouji” can be translated as “Temple of the Light of the Circle”. Ok, that’s it! Read on for yourself.
Enmyouji is also the home of a “secret” shrine for Mary, mother of Christ. This small location is just off to the side of the temple and was kept as a place where Christians, whose faith has been often banned throughout Japanese history, could come to worship and pay homage.