Kimii-dera is located in the Wakayama city area,
and is famous also for Kinki as a famous place of an early cherry tree.
Moreover, there is Somei Yoshino used as the bloom standard tree of cherry in Kimii-dera,
and the bloom of the cherry tree of Kinki begins from Kimii-dera by the bloom of this standard tree.
Kimii-dera is a temple which calls an official name Kimiizan-Kongohoji-Gokokuin and is located in Wakayama-shi, Wakayama. Foundation of Kimii-dera was opened by the priest and the Iko saint who came from Tang in 770 of the Nara period. Although the basis was also a temple of the Shingon sect, Showa 26 come the head temple of the Guzekannon cult. It seems that moreover, the origin of the name of Kimii-dera takes Kishuu and Kimii-dera and a name attached it in order to distinguish from that three wells in the precincts of a temple, and Seijyo water, Yoryu water and Kissyo water are gushing and carrying out, and Mii-dera in Shiga Prefecture. Moreover, the Mitsui water in these precincts of a temple is selected by the 100th elections of noted water in March, Showa 60. The principal image is the eleven-faced Goddess of Mercy bodhisattva, and, seemingly, this is called work of hand engraving of an Iko saint. Moreover, it is also a famous place of the early bloom of the cherry tree which there is a sample tree of the Somei Yoshino of the method meteorological observatory specification of 31-syllable Japanese poem mountain land in Kimii-dera so that it may be said that spring is invited to Kinki, and also serves as a declaration of blossoms of the cherry tree of Kinki district with the bloom of this cherry tree. In the spring of 2006 which I performed, I will greet full bloom in April at 3 every day, and will think that full bloom is earlier by the 3rd to the about 5th than other places. It seems that in addition, the declaration of blossoms of the cherry tree of the spring of 2006 came out on March 25. Moreover, in the precincts of a temple, the cherry tree called about 1200 is beautifully in bloom.