Sekibutsugan (Stone Buddha Altar)

Sekibutsugan is a word used to describe a statue of Buddha that is kept inside a stone room. Kamo-Aosa’s sekibutsugan is a stone box made from three flat rhyolite rocks, with another stone on top as a roof. It is thought that there was once a stone door on the front, but it is now missing. The backing stone is carved with a halo, and the Buddha sits in a lotus position with his hands forming the Dhyana Mudra.

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