History of Sozen temple and Ichimonji shrine
Sugawarazan Sozenji was erected in 1349 by the 5th year of Sadawa, Akemiyama Akemine Setsuzen (Kaga Daijoji III, Hakui Eikoji II). It had been aborted for about three hundred years after the occupancy of the second generation, but in 1648 (1st year of Kei'an) it was revived by the third generation Kugai Nora Yamato (Eikoji Nakako) at the same time as Maeda. The Tenmangu shrine was erected to enshrine the image of the Sugawara no Michizane, a family-mate. Since then, as a Tenjin in Gourdcho, there are many festivals on the 25th of every month, including the spring festival on February 25 (currently March 25th) and the autumn festival on September 25th (currently October 25th). It was said that the festival in Kanazawa begins with the Tenjin in spring in Gourd town and ends with the Tenjin in autumn in Gourd town.
When the mixture of Shinto and Buddhism was abolished in the first year of the Meiji era, the Buddhist statue of St. Kannon (a work from the Heian period) was held in front of the statue, and the statue of Kannon was not enshrined. It is said to have run out. There is also a theory that the Kannon Sutra is written in fine print on the statue of Suguru Kan. The Kannon Sutra written in fine print looks like a single character when viewed from a distance.
The current main hall was established in 1612 (Keicho 17) as a temple of the Jodo sect, Shinrensha,
In 1637 (Kanei 14), moved to the present location of Higashiyama and later became Sōzenji Temple.
There is a monument of Taisaburo Ono (founder of Ono Yofuen) and a monument of Professor Hishifune Naoe (educator from the end of Edo period to the Meiji era) in the precincts.