Hanamaki City

Southern Iwate

At Shogyo-in Temple, there is a seated statue of Amida Nyorai, a nationally designated important cultural property, with a sitting height of 186.3 cm and a total height of about 1 m from the pedestal to the ring of light, with the Gochi Nyorai enshrined in the ring. It is thought to have been created in the Kamakura period, and was brought to Japan by Sakon Masuda of Higashiyama, Kyoto in the Genroku period (end of the 17th century), along with statues of samurai on both sides, and is said to have been enshrined in Hanamaki after having his eyes opened by Yuten Shonin in Edo.

8-15 Kajicho, Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture 025-0086
Nyorai-do Shogyo-in Temple
Phone number 0198-24-2446
Advance registration is required for viewing.

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