Shinzan’s Ten-Thousand Buddhas (prefecture-designated cltural heritage)

Each wall of a small building 5 meters wide and deep is filled by sculptures of Buddha carved from cedar wood. There are more than 10,000 Buddhas in total, and nothing similar exists in the region. An unconfirmed legend holds that it was built in 1714 by the Buddhist Monda Fumyo (1312–1388). This was once the Kongo-Doji Hall of Henshoin-Koboji Temple (which later became Shinzan Shrine) and is valuable for its religious and folkloric value.

 

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