Shadowed Autumn Leaves
Temple of Kenro-ji-jin and Kyofoki
From Shishinza’s Dossier
At the northern edge of the quarter, overlooking a turbulent inlet, lie the twin temples to Kenro-ji-jin, Fortune of Soil, and Kyofoki, Fortune of Earthquakes. Nowhere else in Rokugan do these admittedly minor Fortunes have such massive importance, or vast and elaborate temple complexes. The two temples, built in tandem, tower over the quarter and are easily visible everywhere within the city. The twin temples are symmetrically laid out and mirror each other quite perfectly, save the Fortunes they honor. The steps leading within the temples both have eight pillars, a significant number among the Mantis to be sure, one of which appears to have been installed upside down. The effect is jarring, but symbolizes that while Kaigen’s Island has come a long way, a long journey still lies ahead. The monks here are quick to point out this allegory to all who visit, a little too quick, I think. Either they think themselves exceptionally clever, or try to mask their mistake to please the Fortunes.