Worship Spot
  • Nishi-Azai Area
  • Yogo Area
  • Kinomoto Area
  • Takatsuki Area
  • Kohoku Area
  • Nagahama Area
  • Maibara Area

Forest of Yamakado Water Source

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Oura Juichimen Haraobi Kannondo Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon (Haraobi: Belly-band Kannon)

This statue of a standing eleven-faced Kannon is a work of the late Heian period, with the hair tied in a topknot and 10 small transformed Buddha faces on the crown base. It is reportedly the work of Dengyo Daishi, founder of the Enryaku-ji Temple, and attracts many people as a goddess of safe childbirth.

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Zenryu-ji Temple (Wakurado) Statue of a Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

The statue of a standing eleven-faced Kannon, an important cultural property, is a work of the late Heian period, with the Buddha face at the top and below it ten small transformed Buddha faces on the crown base. The hair part is flat carving, and one lock of hair is over the ears. The earlobe is not circular, and the neck shows the three ascetic practices.

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Tokozan Jinsho-ji Temple Statue of Seated Eleven-faced Kannon

A 26-cm-high seated eleven-faced Kannon statue. This seated figure of an eleven-faced Kannon is relatively unusual. It is said that initially it was the principal image of Jingu-ji Temple in the Katori Shrine grounds but the temple was closed in the Meiji Period and it was moved to Jinsho-ji Temple.

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Tokuen-ji Temple Statue of Standing Bato Kannon (Horse-headed Kannon)

This standing statue of a Bato Kannon is a work of the Kamakura period. It has a horse head placed overhead, is three-faced with eight arms, flame hair, three eyes, an angry look and widely opened mouth showing the upper teeth and protruding fangs. It was reportedly a principal image of Seien-bou, a temple lodging in Otaniyama Daitsu-ji Temple.

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Shōō-ji Temple Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

A work of the late Heian period (12th century). A wooden (Japanese cypress) warihagi zukuri statue in antique color with a height of 90.3 cm. The hair is tied in a rakei (spiral shellfish style) over the head, a crown base is attached, and a byakugoso (whorl of white hair between eyebrows) is shown.

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Amida-ji Temple Statue of Seated Sho Kannon

A work of the late Heian period. The hair is tied in a topknot and a crown base is attached. The front of hair part is line engraving and the back is flat carving. The earlobe is an annulus and the neck shows the three ascetic practices. It is one of the two precious Buddhist images.

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Yamakado Local Community (Yamakado Public Hall) Statue of Seated Bato Kannon (Horse-headed Kannon)

This seated statue of a Bato Kannon is a work of the late Heian period. It has a horse head placed overhead, is three-faced with eight arms, flame hair, three eyes, an angry look and widely opened mouth showing the upper teeth and protruding fangs. It is said that it was a guardian Buddha of the highway.

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  • Forest of Yamakado Water Source
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    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/07.png
  • Oura Juichimen Haraobi Kannondo   Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon  (Haraobi: Belly-band Kannon)
    This statue of a standing eleven-faced Kannon is a work of the late Heian period, with the hair tied in a topknot and 10 small transformed Buddha faces on the crown base. It is reportedly the work of Dengyo Daishi, founder of the Enryaku-ji Temple, and attracts many people as a goddess of safe childbirth.
    35.4896500,136.1249400
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/07.png
  • Zenryu-ji Temple (Wakurado)  Statue of a Standing Eleven-faced Kannon
    The statue of a standing eleven-faced Kannon, an important cultural property, is a work of the late Heian period, with the Buddha face at the top and below it ten small transformed Buddha faces on the crown base. The hair part is flat carving, and one lock of hair is over the ears. The earlobe is not circular, and the neck shows the three ascetic practices.
    35.520812,136.121764
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/07.png
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  • Tokozan Jinsho-ji Temple  Statue of Seated Eleven-faced Kannon
    A 26-cm-high seated eleven-faced Kannon statue. This seated figure of an eleven-faced Kannon is relatively unusual. It is said that initially it was the principal image of Jingu-ji Temple in the Katori Shrine grounds but the temple was closed in the Meiji Period and it was moved to Jinsho-ji Temple.
    35.5296451,136.1578829
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/07.png
  • Tokuen-ji Temple  Statue of Standing Bato Kannon (Horse-headed Kannon)
    This standing statue of a Bato Kannon is a work of the Kamakura period. It has a horse head placed overhead, is three-faced with eight arms, flame hair, three eyes, an angry look and widely opened mouth showing the upper teeth and protruding fangs. It was reportedly a principal image of Seien-bou, a temple lodging in Otaniyama Daitsu-ji Temple.
    35.512514,136.116326
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/07.png
  • Shōō-ji Temple   Statue of Standing Sho Kannon
    A work of the late Heian period (12th century). A wooden (Japanese cypress) warihagi zukuri statue in antique color with a height of 90.3 cm. The hair is tied in a rakei (spiral shellfish style) over the head, a crown base is attached, and a byakugoso (whorl of white hair between eyebrows) is shown.
    35.5365109,136.1468337
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/07.png
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  • Amida-ji Temple  Statue of Seated Sho Kannon
    A work of the late Heian period. The hair is tied in a topknot and a crown base is attached. The front of hair part is line engraving and the back is flat carving. The earlobe is an annulus and the neck shows the three ascetic practices. It is one of the two precious Buddhist images.
    35.459231,136.143454
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/07.png
  • Yamakado Local Community (Yamakado Public Hall)  Statue of Seated Bato Kannon (Horse-headed Kannon)
    This seated statue of a Bato Kannon is a work of the late Heian period. It has a horse head placed overhead, is three-faced with eight arms, flame hair, three eyes, an angry look and widely opened mouth showing the upper teeth and protruding fangs. It is said that it was a guardian Buddha of the highway.
    35.520957,136.123946
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/07.png
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Toju-in Temple Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

A Soto sect temple founded by Zen Master Nyochu is located along the upper stream of the Nyu River. Reportedly, it was Zen master Nyochu who brought in the statue of Sho Kannon.

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Zencho-ji Temple Statue of Standing Bato Kannon (Horse-headed Kannon)

This statue of a standing Bato Kannon used to be the principal image of Manpuku-ji Temple of the Tendai sect. Due to the decrepit state of the temple building, it was moved to the Kannondo in the Zencho-ji Temple grounds. This is a memorial temple of the Menju brothers, who played an active part in the fight of Shizugatake, and it is also the 25th temple of the Ika Saigoku.

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Kaminyu Yakushido Statue of Seated Yakushi Nyorai (Buddha of Healing)

The seated Yakushi Nyorai (a Prefectural Designated Cultural Property) as a Buddha placed in front was reported as a work of the late Heian period. While it has the elegant appearance of the Heian style, the long-drawn eyes are strong and the chest and belly are heavy.

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(日本語) 菅山寺(弘善館) 十一面観音立像

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Gensho-ji (Churin-ji) Temple Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

The three Zen temples located at Kaminyu were closed and integrated with Gensho-ji Temple in Meiji 10 (1877). Many Buddha statues from the temples have been gathered together. Since the principal image of Buddha is withheld from public view, the statue available for worship is the Buddha standing before it.

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Hosho-ji Temple Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

The 26th temple of Ika Saigoku. As a sacred temple of Kannon, Hosho-ji Temple has received the devotion of the masses in the surrounding areas through the ages.

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Kosho-an (Kuniyasu Local Community) Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon Bosatsu

The standing eleven-faced Kannon was done in yosegi-zukuri (constructed by assembling pieces of wood), and is coated with lacquered leaf. Although it is blackened by age-related deterioration, gold leaf remains in places. A faint smile on the rounded cheeks has the charm to attract people, and the narrow and firm hip and slender body are also attractive.

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(日本語) 白木山 子安地蔵堂 聖観音立像

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Shakudo-ji Temple Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

The principal Buddhist image, the standing eleven-faced Kannon statue (an important cultural property) was carved from a single piece of Japanese cypress, and is reportedly a work of the Heian period. The gentle features with the impressive rouged mouth made the novelist Inoue Yasushi say, "It looks as if it modeled after a village girl.”

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Iou-ji Temple Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

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Keisoku-ji Temple (collected by Koko-kaku) Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

Many temples existed on Mt. Kodakami since the Nara period, but were closed due to the anti-Buddhist movement at the beginning of the Meiji era, and Buddha statues and temple treasures are now placed in the collection warehouse (Koko-kaku and Yoshiro-kaku) of the Furuhashi district at the foot of the mountain. Many valuable items such as the statue of a standing eleven-faced Kannon (an important cultural property) and the standing Gyoran (fish basket) Kannon statue are placed here.

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Kuroda Annen-ji Temple Statue of Standing Bosatsu (Potato Kannon)

Ten decayed ancient Buddhas from the Heian period that were once buried in a rice field to escape from battles are enshrined here.

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Kuroda Kannon-ji Temple Statue of Standing Thousand-armed Kannon

This principal image (an important cultural property) has been passed down as a statue of Senju Kannon (thousand-armed Kannon), but from the appearance, it is more reasonable to see it as a Juntei Kannon, the mother of various Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. It is a noble and graceful presence with the cloth fold gathering on the lower part of the body, and a scroll in the center of the ancient dress. There is no intricate decoration seen. It is a sculpture of esoteric Buddhism full of dignity and vigor.

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Kuroda Daitaku-ji Temple Statue of Standing Thousand-armed Kannon

It is said that the principal image was carved by Gyoki Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) himself in 724. The temple was burned down in the battle of Shizugatake in 1583, but the Kannon statue was safely moved to Kanzan-ji Temple in Sakaguchi, Yogo-cho by villagers and escaped the danger.

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Tagamisan Kannon-ji Temple Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

Reportedly the founder of the temple was Dengyo Daishi. Until it was restored by Saint Oyama of Joshin-ji Temple around 1670, it had been in a state of decay for a long time. Since then it has been worshipped as a guardian Buddha of Kinomoto. The distinctive feature is the eyes showing sunlight and moonlight.

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Ooto Senjudo Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kanno

The temple was burned down in the battle of Shizugatake in 1583, but the Kannon statue escaped the danger through the help of villagers. Through revelation in a dream, the Mido (enshrining hall) was built on the site of Nio-Mon (Deva Gate) where the Kannon statue is now enshrined together with the burnt remains of the Nio statue.

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Dendo-ji Temple (Kitafuse Kannondo) Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

The principal image of the Sho-Kannon statue was initially enshrined at Dendo-ji Temple on the banks of the Yogo-River and known familiarly as “Koyado-botoke.” It was burned down around 1955. The collected ashes of Kannon are now kept in the body of the current Kannon statue.

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Saiko-ji Temple Statue of Standing Thousand-armed Kannon

Reportedly the founder was Dengyo Daishi. Every year in February a festival is held. Initially a newly married household served as toya wishing for early childbirth. It is the reason why the Kannon is worshipped as “Kosazuke-Kannon / Koyasu-Kannon (childbirth Kannon)”.

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  • Shakudo-ji Temple  Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon
    The principal Buddhist image, the standing eleven-faced Kannon statue (an important cultural property) was carved from a single piece of Japanese cypress, and is reportedly a work of the Heian period. The gentle features with the impressive rouged mouth made the novelist Inoue Yasushi say, "It looks as if it modeled after a village girl.”
    35.503625,136.257548
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/04.png
  • Iou-ji Temple Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon
    35.532530,136.238601
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/04.png
  • Keisoku-ji Temple (collected by Koko-kaku)  Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon
    Many temples existed on Mt. Kodakami since the Nara period, but were closed due to the anti-Buddhist movement at the beginning of the Meiji era, and Buddha statues and temple treasures are now placed in the collection warehouse (Koko-kaku and Yoshiro-kaku) of the Furuhashi district at the foot of the mountain. Many valuable items such as the statue of a standing eleven-faced Kannon (an important cultural property) and the standing Gyoran (fish basket) Kannon statue are placed here.
    35.507957,136.251969
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/04.png
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  • Kuroda Annen-ji Temple  Statue of Standing Bosatsu (Potato Kannon)
    Ten decayed ancient Buddhas from the Heian period that were once buried in a rice field to escape from battles are enshrined here.
    35.509343,136.205907
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/04.png
  • Kuroda Kannon-ji Temple  Statue of Standing Thousand-armed Kannon
    This principal image (an important cultural property) has been passed down as a statue of Senju Kannon (thousand-armed Kannon), but from the appearance, it is more reasonable to see it as a Juntei Kannon, the mother of various Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. It is a noble and graceful presence with the cloth fold gathering on the lower part of the body, and a scroll in the center of the ancient dress. There is no intricate decoration seen. It is a sculpture of esoteric Buddhism full of dignity and vigor.
    35.513817,136.208585
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/04.png
  • Kuroda Daitaku-ji Temple  Statue of Standing Thousand-armed Kannon
    It is said that the principal image was carved by Gyoki Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) himself in 724. The temple was burned down in the battle of Shizugatake in 1583, but the Kannon statue was safely moved to Kanzan-ji Temple in Sakaguchi, Yogo-cho by villagers and escaped the danger.
    35.513672,136.209931
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/04.png
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  • Tagamisan Kannon-ji Temple  Statue of Standing Sho Kannon
    Reportedly the founder of the temple was Dengyo Daishi. Until it was restored by Saint Oyama of Joshin-ji Temple around 1670, it had been in a state of decay for a long time. Since then it has been worshipped as a guardian Buddha of Kinomoto. The distinctive feature is the eyes showing sunlight and moonlight.
    35.5081829,136.2258025
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/04.png
  • Ooto Senjudo   Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kanno
    The temple was burned down in the battle of Shizugatake in 1583, but the Kannon statue escaped the danger through the help of villagers. Through revelation in a dream, the Mido (enshrining hall) was built on the site of Nio-Mon (Deva Gate) where the Kannon statue is now enshrined together with the burnt remains of the Nio statue.
    35.500335,136.197228
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/04.png
  • Dendo-ji Temple (Kitafuse Kannondo)  Statue of Standing Sho Kannon
    The principal image of the Sho-Kannon statue was initially enshrined at Dendo-ji Temple on the banks of the Yogo-River and known familiarly as “Koyado-botoke.” It was burned down around 1955. The collected ashes of Kannon are now kept in the body of the current Kannon statue.
    35.4919695,136.20195220000005
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/04.png
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  • Saiko-ji Temple    Statue of Standing Thousand-armed Kannon
    Reportedly the founder was Dengyo Daishi. Every year in February a festival is held. Initially a newly married household served as toya wishing for early childbirth. It is the reason why the Kannon is worshipped as “Kosazuke-Kannon / Koyasu-Kannon (childbirth Kannon)”.
    35.498142,136.234944
    https://kitabiwako.jp/en/common/kannon/images/icon/04.png
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Takatsuki Kannondo (Dien-ji Temple) Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Thousand-armed Kannon

A life-sized 42-armed Senju Kannon that seems to be an ancient statue from around the Muromachi period judging from its using plain wood with no coloring applied. It is believed that in the war-torn time it escaped from the fires of war as it stood on a rock and was widely worshipped as “Hiyoke Kannon” (protection against fire).

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Nishino Yakushido (Juman-ji Temple :Statues of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon and Standing Yakushi Nyorai (The Buddha of Healing))

The statue of a standing eleven-faced Kannon, an important cultural property, has rounded cheeks showing gentle expression, and with the chest uplifted and plump belly produce a stout and dignified air. In the same precinct, the statue of thousand-armed and thousand legged Kannon (at Shomyo-ji Temple) is placed.

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Shomyo-ji Temple Statue of Standing Thousand-armed and Thousand-legged Kannon

This is a very unique Kannon and there is no similar example. It is enshrined in the same precinct as Nishino Yakushido.

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Takatsuki Kannon-no-Sato Historical Folk Museum, inviting visitors to Kannon-no-Sato (hometown of Goddess of Kannon)

The History and Folklore Museum in Takatsuki Kannon Village was inaugurated on September 21, 1984, the 30th anniversary of the town constitution, for the research and preservation of historical heritage as well as presenting the cultural properties widely to the public. Since then, it has been utilized by many people as a window for "Kannon no Sato (The village of Kannon)" and a place to deepen the basic knowledge of observing cultural heritage in Kohoku.

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229 Doganji, Takatsukicho, Nagahama City, Shiga Pref.
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Kogen-ji Temple (Dogan-ji Kannondo) 【Japan’s Top 100 Buddha statues / Top 100 Japan’s Heart of Buddha status】Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

The statue of a standing eleven-faced Kannon (National Treasure) is reportedly the work of Taicho in the Tempyo era. It is the greatest masterpiece in the history of Japanese sculpture and the most beautiful statue among the seven eleven-faced Kannon that are National Treasures. The distinctive features are its voluptuous figure and lively movement of twisting the hip to the left, wearing a jitou (pierced earring) and a large overhead face.

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Shakugo-ji Temple (Hiyoshi Shrine) Statues of the Standing Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) and Thousand-armed Kannon

Although it was withheld from public view for many years, it has been open to the public since it was designated as an important cultural property in 1969. The principal object has become popular as Korori (Switch to Fortune) Kannon who switches a misfortune to good fortune, but over the years it has changed to the Kannon who leads people to the Land of Perfect Bliss without long suffering.

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Chikuren-ji Temple (Nishi-Atsuji Local Community) Statue of Seated Sho Kannon.

It is a "Saya-Botoke (Sheath Buddha)" which has a small Buddhist image burnt by the war in the pedestal. The temple name comes from the fact that there was a spring of clear, cold water that rose there once. The attendant Buddha seated eleven-faced Kannon is deposited at the Takatsuki Kannon Village History and Folklore Museum.

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Reisui-ji Temple (Tainaibutsu Museum) Statue of Seated Eleven-faced Kannon

It is a "Saya-Botoke (Sheath Buddha)" which has a small Buddhist image burnt by the war in the pedestal. The temple name comes from the fact that there was a spring of clear, cold water that rose there once. The attendant Buddha seated eleven-faced Kannon is deposited at the Takatsuki Kannon Village History and Folklore Museum.

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Oyama Shakado (Hakusan Shrine)

There is Anraku-ji Temple, one of the leading temples, called “Sozan-no-shichikaji (seven temples of Sozan)” of Mt. Kodakami Buddhism. Two Buddha statues are placed in the Shakado.

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Sekibun-ji Temple Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

The principal image of standing eleven-faced Kannon is said to be a work of the Muromachi period. The temple reportedly founded by Saicho was Shuinchi (approved temple’s territory) authorized by Ashikaga Shogun who acted as a guardian.

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Isono-ji Temple Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

At the time of syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism, Sango Akami-san was Jingu-ji Temple in Akami Shrine listed in the Engishiki law, and it still shares the precincts.

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Chomei-ji Yakushido  Statue of Standing Yakushi Nyorai (Buddha of Healing)

Chomei-ji Temple was founded to place the Guardian Buddha of Fujiwara-no-Sukemichi in the period 1190-1199. The statue made with the yosegi-zukuri technique (constructed by assembling pieces of wood) has gyokugan (jade Buddhist eyes), and is 39 cm high.

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Enman-ji Temple(Hiyoshi shrine) Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

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Rikaku-in Temple Statues of Standing Sho Kannon and Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

In addition to the principal image of Sho Kannon and eleven-faced Kannon, a hundred statues of Kannon are also placed as utsushi reijo (sacred sites) of each Fudasho, a temple that issues amulets, of Saigoku, Bando and Chichibu. There is also the prefecture-designated scenic beauty spot of Rikaku-in garden.

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Kokozan Kannon-ji Statue of Standing Thousand-armed Kannon

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Hoen-ji Temple Kannondo Statue of Standing Thousand-armed Kannon

It is said that the statue is associated with feudal warlord Azai, the ruler of the Kohoku region during the Warring States period. It was reportedly moved from Hasedera Temple in Nara.

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Yokoyama Shrine Statue of Standing Bato Kannon (Horse-headed Kannon)

It is a work of the late Heian period and is placed in a shrine, a vestige of syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism. It is the only horse-headed Kannon in Takatsuki Town which has many Kannon statues. It is deposited at the Kannon Village History and Folklore Museum and open for public viewing only at during the Furusato (hometown) Festival.

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Joko-ji Temple Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

A (Buddhist) priest Saicho(Dengyo Daishi)founded the temple in the period 782-806 and named it Gancho-ji Temple. During the battles between Mr. Azai and the Oda Family in 1573, a battle took place in the neighboring town, and the temple was burnt down. The temple was set up again at the site of the Kondo with the principal image of the eleven-faced Kannon placed there.

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Mangan-ji Temple Takano Shrine

The statue placed at Daishido is reportedly a portrait of Dengyo Daishi Saicho, the founder of Tendai Buddhism, but from the figure, it more likely represents Jie-Daishi Ryogen (Ganzan-Daishi), the father of restoration of Mt. Hiei.

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Matsuo-ji Temple Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

The principal image of an eleven-faced Kannon was worshipped as “sculptured by Saicho and the same Kannon as the one at Keisoku-ji Temple (The center of Mt. Kodakami Buddhism Areas)”.

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Fumon-ji Temple Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

According to the temple record, it was founded by Lord Shigenori, the third descendant of Prince Ootomo in 1413. The principal image of a standing Sho Kannon is reportedly the work of Dengyo Daishi Saicho.

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Komyo-ji Temple Statue of Standing Thousand-armed Kannon

The Senju (thousand-armed) Kannon Statue is a work of the Muromachi period, a beautiful Kannon with some coloration left in the face. It is withheld from public view and is open for public viewing only at the time of Furusato (hometown) Festival of Kannon Village.

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Nogita Shrine Yakushido Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

Four Buddha statues are placed at Nogita Shrine Yakushido but are withheld from public view. All of them are reportedly works of the Heian period.

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Katayama Kannondo Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

It receives the devotion of the masses as the eleven-faced Kannon standing on the hill and overlooking Lake Biwa to defend the safety of the lake.

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Joraku-ji Temple Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

This Sho Kannon commonly called "Kannon of the mountain temple" is in a simple style without clothing, but it shows well the plain and graceful characteristics of the late Heian period.

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Odani-ji Temple Statue of Nyoirin Kannon Hankashii

It is located at the foot of Mt. Odani and flourished as the optative temple three generations of the Azai family, and it is said that Oichi-no-kata and the three Azai sisters frequently visited. The principal image of Nyoirin Kannon is a beautiful statue with a serene smile. Once a year, in mid-November, it is open for public viewing.

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Okamoto Shrine (Odaniyouno Kannondo) Statue of Seated Eleven-faced Kannon.

It is rare among eleven-faced Kannon, with six arms, holding a water bottle, gallipot, tokko (a short metal rod) and the like. With the base coat coming off showing the wooden base, it produces a rustic impression. The statue has beautiful slit eyes and lips with some coloring of empire red remaining.

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Tanaka Shrine (Tanaka Local Community) Statues of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon and Standing Bosatsu (Bodhisattva)

The eleven-faced Kannon has rounded cheeks showing a gentle expression while the Bosatsu with an innocent face in formal clothing shows outstanding regional color. It has been repaired many times by villagers due to the damage by wars and natural disasters. It is withheld from public view.

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Jinsho-ji Temple Statue of Standing Hanniku-bori Thousand-armed Kannon

Jinsho-ji, established in 895, is the oldest temple in Nagahama. In addition to the National Treasure of “Kingin-to sukashibori keko” there are other valuable cultural properties such as Senju (thousand-armed) Kannon.

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Soji-ji Temple Statues of Standing Sho Kannon and Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

The principal image is Yakushi Nyorai, the 31st temple of the Saigoku Yakushi Temples. In the garden in front of the main hall of the temple, there is a shobai no ki (tree of pine and plum) where a pine tree grows on a plum tree. From the rhyme, it is believed to bring success in business.

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Chizen-in Statue of Seated Eleven-faced Kannon.

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Nango-cho (Nango Kaikan) Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

A work of the Heian period, the image height is 101.3 cm. It is a delicate and sophisticated statue with soft expression (city designated cultural property).

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Daiden-ji Temple (Kio Yakushido) Statue of Seated Yakushi Nyorai

The Yakushi Nyorai Buddhist image was reportedly a work of the late Heian period, and the image height is 143.8 cm. It is designated as an important cultural property.

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Daisho-ji Temple Fudodo Statue of Seated Acalanatha/ Fudo Myo-o

After the fire attack by Nobunaga, it was withheld from public view for a long time. The image height is 135 cm, the second biggest in the prefecture. It is reportedly a work of the late Heian period and was designated as a city cultural property in 2013.

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Daigo-ji Temple

An ancient temple of Shingon-shu Buzan-ha built on the hill overlooking Lake Biwa. It was set up in the reign of Emperor Go-Shirakawa.

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Sonju-in Temple Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

A temple of Shingi Shingon-Shu Buzan-ha built next to Kawamichi Shrine. The statue of Sho Kannon was reportedly a principal image in the Tendai period.

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Shana-in Temple Statues of Seated Aizen Myo-o and Seated Yakushi Nyorai.

The Aizen Myo-o statue, an Important Cultural Property, is withheld from public view. The Amida Nyorai statue, a work of the Heian period is also designated as an Important Cultural Property, and the Yakushi Nyorai statue is designated as city cultural property. Besides these, there are many other temple treasures such as crafts and paintings.

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Hakusho-ji Temple (Uryu Yakushido) Statue of Seated Yakushi Nyorai

In the Yakushido located in the precincts of Hiyoshi Shrine near Hakusho-ji Temple, a wooden Yakushi Nyorai statue is enshrined. It is a large and magnificent seated image 152 cm in height and is designated as an important cultural property as a work of the late Heian period.

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Raigen-ji Temple Statue of Standing Sho Kannon

The principal image of this important cultural property is a wooden statue of a standing Sho Kannon, which is enshrined in the Kannondo (storage) in the detached precinct of this temple.

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Oi-Kannodo Statue of Seated Sho Kannon

In the early Meiji period, it was moved to the present place from the north side of Anegawa. The Kannon statue is sitting on a lotus seat with her right foot up. Since most Sho Kannon images are in a standing position, this is a relatively rare appearance.

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Jobodai-in Temple

There is a record that besides Oda Nobunaga many other warlords such as Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Kobayakawa Hideaki stayed here. Many cultural properties such as “Kenpon chakushoku shotokutaishi” and “Kongounkei kujakumonkei” are collected here.

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Ohira Kannon-do

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Seigan-ji Temple “Japan’s Top 100 gardens”

One temple of "Omi Seven Deities of Good Fortune" located in the eastern part of Lake Biwa. The Karesansui, a traditional Japanese dry landscape garden built in the early Edo period, is designated as a scenic spot of the country. The principal image is a wooden statue of a seated Sho Kannon Bosatsu (a prefectural designated cultural heritage), and the statue of a standing eleven-faced Kannon (city designated cultural property) is also placed here.

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Sugawa Kannondo Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon

Naotsune Endo, a samurai retainer of the Azai family, reportedly made the standing eleven-faced Kannon statue that is placed here.

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Ibukiyama Yatakagokoku-ji Temple Shicchi-in

It is reportedly the central temple of Yataka temple, one of the four Gokoku-ji temples in Ibukiyama. Besides the hondo (main hall), kuri (the kitchen of the temple), shourou (bell tower), and somon (main gate of the temple), there is a garden where beautiful flowers appear in each season, and hoto (the lights of Buddhism) at Yataka-ji Temple are displayed. It is the 48th temple of the Biwako one hundred eight temples, and also the temple of Omi Biwako Shichifukujin (the Seven Deities of Good Fortune of Lake Biwa in Omi).

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Matsuo-ji Temple

From the saying that the principal image came flying through the clouds, many overseas travelers and people in the aeronautical field have come to place tremendous faith in it as the “Flying Kannon”. It is the only surviving temple in the Ryozen seven sub-temples, and the site of the main hall on the mountain summit is a prefectural designated historic site.

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Seiryu-ji Temple Tokugen-in

The family temple of Kyogoku who dominated Northern Omi in the Middle Ages. The graveyard of the Kyogoku family with 34 Hokyoin-to pagodas standing side by side is a historic site of the country. It is a beauty spot of cherry blossoms and crimson foliage.

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Nagao Gokoku-ji Temple

One of the Ibukiyama four Gokoku-ji Temples. The precincts are treasures of wild grasses. The statue of the standing Tenbugyo (The standing wooden statue of a god in heaven) and the standing Bishamonten statue in Bishamon-do are prefectural designated cultural properties.

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Ohara Kannon-ji Temple

Ohara Kannon-ji Temple is said to be the place where Toyotomi Hideyoshi encountered Ishida Mitsunari, and the wells where Mitsunari drew water remain. The main hall, Shourou (bell tower), and Somon (main gate of temple) are designated as important cultural properties.

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Shinko-ji Temple Statue of Seated Yakushi Nyorai

The temple of Shinshu Otani Sect (Higashi Hongan-ji Temple). The important cultural property of "Shinko-ji Temple Wooden Seated Yakushi Nyorai” is placed in the detached precinct of this temple.

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  • Jobodai-in Temple
    There is a record that besides Oda Nobunaga many other warlords such as Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Kobayakawa Hideaki stayed here. Many cultural properties such as “Kenpon chakushoku shotokutaishi” and “Kongounkei kujakumonkei” are collected here.
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  • Ohira Kannon-do
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  • Seigan-ji Temple “Japan’s Top 100 gardens”
    One temple of "Omi Seven Deities of Good Fortune" located in the eastern part of Lake Biwa. The Karesansui, a traditional Japanese dry landscape garden built in the early Edo period, is designated as a scenic spot of the country. The principal image is a wooden statue of a seated Sho Kannon Bosatsu (a prefectural designated cultural heritage), and the statue of a standing eleven-faced Kannon (city designated cultural property) is also placed here.
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  • Sugawa Kannondo  Statue of Standing Eleven-faced Kannon
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  • Ibukiyama Yatakagokoku-ji Temple Shicchi-in
    It is reportedly the central temple of Yataka temple, one of the four Gokoku-ji temples in Ibukiyama. Besides the hondo (main hall), kuri (the kitchen of the temple), shourou (bell tower), and somon (main gate of the temple), there is a garden where beautiful flowers appear in each season, and hoto (the lights of Buddhism) at Yataka-ji Temple are displayed. It is the 48th temple of the Biwako one hundred eight temples, and also the temple of Omi Biwako Shichifukujin (the Seven Deities of Good Fortune of Lake Biwa in Omi).
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  • Matsuo-ji Temple
    From the saying that the principal image came flying through the clouds, many overseas travelers and people in the aeronautical field have come to place tremendous faith in it as the “Flying Kannon”. It is the only surviving temple in the Ryozen seven sub-temples, and the site of the main hall on the mountain summit is a prefectural designated historic site.
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  • Seiryu-ji Temple Tokugen-in
    The family temple of Kyogoku who dominated Northern Omi in the Middle Ages. The graveyard of the Kyogoku family with 34 Hokyoin-to pagodas standing side by side is a historic site of the country. It is a beauty spot of cherry blossoms and crimson foliage.
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  • Nagao Gokoku-ji Temple
    One of the Ibukiyama four Gokoku-ji Temples. The precincts are treasures of wild grasses. The statue of the standing Tenbugyo (The standing wooden statue of a god in heaven) and the standing Bishamonten statue in Bishamon-do are prefectural designated cultural properties.
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  • Ohara Kannon-ji Temple
    Ohara Kannon-ji Temple is said to be the place where Toyotomi Hideyoshi encountered Ishida Mitsunari, and the wells where Mitsunari drew water remain. The main hall, Shourou (bell tower), and Somon (main gate of temple) are designated as important cultural properties.
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  • Shinko-ji Temple   Statue of Seated Yakushi Nyorai
    The temple of Shinshu Otani Sect (Higashi Hongan-ji Temple). The important cultural property of "Shinko-ji Temple Wooden Seated Yakushi Nyorai” is placed in the detached precinct of this temple.
    35.325195, 136.284919
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