The temple for the great master "Ganzan Daishi Ryogen (912 to 985 ACE)." It is also known as the temple of tour seasons because in 967 it is where Priest Ryogen was ordered to provide the emperor Murakami with seasonal lectures on the sutra.
The painting enshrined in the main temple is a portrait of priest Ryogen.
It is deeply believed that anyone can be relieved of serious illness by prayer at this temple.
Since the third day of each month is a holy day to commemorate the death of priest Ryogen. many Buddhist followers come to the temple to worship him.
This temple was built by "Fujiwara Kaneie" for priest Jie. His disciple "Eshin Souzu Genshin" used it place to engage in Buddhist exercises and to devote himself to many of the famous writings and works of art that he produced there such as the "O joyoshu" the Nijuugo Zanmaishiki the Rokudo jukkai no zu and the Mida Raigo no zu he founded Jodo-Kyo (pure land teaching) with his works in the end of 10th century.
This tower enshrines "Lotus Sutas" that Jikaku Daishi Ennin transcribed the sutras have been preserved as prayers. Today many Buddhist followers copy the sutras and place them in the tower for eternity.