This is a large stone tower at the top of Mount Yokoyama near Daigahara-shuku. The tower has no text engraved on it. It points to the south, which is the direction of the Minobusan Kuon-ji Temple, the head temple of Nichiren Sect.
There was a plan to built a large tower with “I devote myself to the teachings of the Lotus Sutra” engraved on it in preparation for the 600th memorial ceremony for Nichiren Shonin, the founder of the Nichiren Sect in the Meiji Period (1868-1912). Kenpo-ji Temple in Hino, Nagasaka Town and Rensho-ji Temple in Shirasu, Hakushu Town took the initiative in cutting and polishing andesite from Mount Nakayama, located on the opposite side of the Ojira River, a task that required more than 10 years, and brought them here. The plan was to bring the andesite to Kenpo-ji Temple, and then have the inscriptions engraved. However, due to a lack of funds, they were unable to have the andesite transported across the Kamanashi River and the plan was canceled. Only the stone tower remains here.


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