Hill of Hope at Kosanji Temple in Hiroshima.
Kosanji Temple was founded by Koso Kosanji in 1936 (Showa 11), after he entered the priesthood to ensure his late mother’s rebirth into the Buddhist paradise.
This temple is located in the Setoda area of Onomichi, and it is associated with the Jodo Shinshu sect, Honganji division, of Buddhism. It took more than 30 years to construct, with many of the various structures being modeled on some of Japan’s finest architectural monuments representative of the Asuka, Nara, Heian, Kamakura and Edo eras.
The small hill that is located at the back of Kosanji Museum is the “Miraishin no Oka” (Hill of Hope), an experiment in environment molding that Kazuto Kuetani, a internationally famous sculptor made with the finest Italian white marble and granite. The Miraishin no Oka won the first prize in the international competition “Marble Architectural Awards 2005”
Kosanji Temple (耕三寺)
Hours: from 9 am to 5 pm
Open all year round
Admission: ¥ 1200
Website: Onomichi City
Location on Google Maps, see here
Check out some picture taken by Portal Mie’s team: