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East side

Tamonten (多聞天)

Jikokuten-zo head (持国天像 頭部)

Hashira-Kuguri (through the hole of the Pillar)

It is said that there is the benefit of good health when you pass through the hole of the pillar. The size of hole is same size of the hole of the nose of Great Buddha. It is very popular, often have long queue to do it. Currently cause of COV19, it is closed.

Nyoirin-Kannon (如意輪観音)

Nyoirin Kannon; one of the 33 forms of Kannon (the bodhisattva of compassionate mercy). Nyoirin Kannon is the bodhisattva of the jewel and the wheel, presides over the six realms of karmic rebirth.
The Jewel brings the wisdom and fortune, and the wheel will take out the evil passions from people.

From West side

Posture of Big Buddha’s hands.

Right Hand = Semuiin (施無畏印) : The sign on the right is “Seimuin”, which means that you will never be afraid.
Left Hand = Yoganin(与願印): Your left hand is a Yoganin sign, which means that you can fulfill your wishes.

Binzuru-sonjya-zo (賓頭盧尊者像) 

“Binzuru (Pindola Bharadvaja) Wood, Edo period, 18th cent.Pindola was one of the sixteen arahats, who were disciples of the buddha,. Pindola is said to have excelled in the mastery of occult powers. It is commonly believed in Japan that when a person rubs a part of the image of Binzuru and then rubs the corresponding part of his body, his ailment there will disappear. “

He sits just outside the main hall. he is the God of healing, and holds a medicine jar in his hand. If you are ill or injured, you can touch him and then place your hand on where you are ill or injured, and he is said to be able to heal you. He is the Japanese god of curing and good vision. “Because he himself is unable to escape pain, he helps others to do so”.

Sourin (相輪) – Set of treasures

Memorial Treasure Tower (花まつり千僧法要記念宝塔)

This Head of Memorial Treasure Tower built for the Flower festival of thousand monks gathering in 1988.


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