Next I visited the second 33 Kannon temple, Gandenji-temple at Zushi in Kanagawa prefecture. It is close to Zushi station, but I went up the hill from 1st temple Sugimoto Kannon to Gandenji by bus and on foot. It is a shortcut. This temple was built by monk Gyoki in 721. In Kamakura period, the general Yoritomo Minamoto and his family believed this temple’s Kannon (God of mercy). In Meiji, the novelist Kyoka Izumi sometimes visited in 1902 when he stayed at Zushi, so they have a small pond named “Kyoka-ike”. Kyoka is one of my favorite novelists, so I was pleased to walk around this temple as same as Kyoka.