Statue of Kobodaishi 弘法大師坐像

2014.04.21 (Mon)


This seated figure of Kobo-Daishi (the founder of Shingon Buddhism) enshrined in the Kannon temple in Ishiwaki town is prayed to for protection of one’s lands and a bountiful harvest. It is said to have been carved by the famous Mokujiki Shonin, who also made the carvings of Ebisu and Daikokuten in the Sono district. The statue stands at 62 centimetres, and is believed to have been made in 1798. It has been designated as a piece of the prefecture’s cultural heritage.



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