Tendai Sect Myokenyama Kuroishi Temple

Oshu City

Southern Iwate

It is said to have been founded by Gyoki Bosatsu in the first year of Tenpyo (729) in the Nara period, and was called Tokozan Yakushiji, but it was destroyed by fire. Later, in the second year of the Kasho era (849), Jikaku Daishi rebuilt this ancient temple of the Tendai sect. The principal image of the temple, the Yakushi Nyorai Seated Statue, which is designated as a nationally designated important cultural property, is the only Jokan-inscribed Buddha in Japan and is inscribed in the 4th year of the Jokan era.
Additionally, from the night of the 7th day of the lunar new year to the next morning, the Kuroishiji Somin Festival, a festival of naked men and flames, is held to pray for warding off misfortune and a good harvest.

17 Yamauchi, Kuroishi-cho, Mizusawa-ku, Oshu-shi, Iwate 023-0101
Business Hours
Visiting hours/9:00-17:00
300 yen for high school students and above, 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students
Group discount rates available for 20 or more people
Contact name: Myokenzan Kuroishiji Temple

Phone number: 0197-26-4168

FAX number: 0197-26-4303

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