大澤山 常陽院 明圓寺 明法房歌碑（2013年建立）
The poem monument of Myouhō
あだとなりし 弓箭も今は 引きかへて
Myouenji is a Buddhist temple located in Maie, Ishioka City, Ibaraki Prefecture. It was built in Kamakura era (1240) by Bennen, a disciple who received the name “Myouhō” from the Shinran saint.
At the entrance of the approach, the poem monument of Myouhō is standing.
This monument was erected by the donation of a person who has a deep connection with this temple to pray for the reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake. And the chief Priest asked me to calligraph the poem for the inscription.
At first I thought that it was a too big role for me. But on the other hand, something supportive occurred one after another and I felt like I was being guided by an invisible power, so I decided to accept it. I wrote with precious thoughts such as the the pray for the victims, wish for reconstruction, and the heart of Myouhō in this poem, etc.
It has been 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake. I pray for the victims and for further reconstruction.
I sincerely hope that this monument will continue to bring light to many people.
Myouenji official website