Daishi Water is a natural spring water source that originates from the deep mountains, and is active throughout all seasons of the year. It serves as a rest stop for walking pilgrims before reaching the final temple, Okubo Temple. Legend says that after Kukai – the monk who founded the Shikoku Pilgrimage – received a glass of water to quench his thirst on the pilgrimage, he used his walking stick to puncture the earth, and water began to spring up. For years, the residents in the area have come here to draw water and clean their hands. As numerous pilgrims have benefitted from this gift of nature throughout the years, this spring has eventually became known as “Daishi no mizu,” or the water of Kobo Daishi (Kukai).
Temple 87 – 長尾寺
Temple 88 – 大窪寺