Carpe Diem Haiku *Konsenji (Temple 3)*

Today our Carpe Diem Haiku Shikoku Pilgrimage has reached Temple 3 Konsenji, also known as The Temple of Golden Spring. It was founded by Gyōgi in the 8th century and originally called Konkōmyōji. Later on the temple was renamed Konsenji (Golden Well Temple) by Kōbō Daishi when a golden stream of water sprang out of a well he dug by thrusting his staff into the ground. This legend about Kōbō Daishi digging wells is known throughout both Shikoku and Japan.

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intense thrusts
reaching into fertile depths
well erupts in spurt

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


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