Gioji Temple (祇王寺)

Gioji Temple, a nunnery in green and tranquility According to the Tale of the Heike and the Genpei Seisuki, Gioji Temple is where Shirabyoshi (dancer) Gio became a nun at the then Saga Oujoin Temple along with his mother Toji and sister Kojo. Taira no Kiyomori once favored her but later treated her coldly. That’s … Continue reading Gioji Temple (祇王寺)