Ofuna Kannon Temple / Ofuna Kanagawa

The building of the statue of the "goddess of mercy of the white robe" at the Ofuna Kannon-ji was organized "in general defense of the Fatherland" by Kentaro Kaneko and traditional nationalist Mitsuru Touyama, who had participated in the drafting of the Imperial Constitution. Originally praying for permanent world peace,

Ankokuron-ji Temple / Kamakura Kanagawa

This temple is the spiritual relic of the Matsubagayatsu hermitage of the great priest Nichiren. A rocky cavern called “Gohokutsu” or “Nichiren Iwaya,” which became the base of the hermitage, is located across the main hall. In this Gohokutsu, he wrote the petition, Rissho Ankoku Ron , to be presented to former

Raikou-ji Temple / Kamakura Kanagawa

Enshrined in the main temple building is the principal object of worship, the statue of the seated Amida Nyorai, and the statue of Jizo Bosatsu, said to have been made by the master Buddhist statue maker of the Nanbokucho period (A.D.14th), Takuma Joko. This statue of Jizo Bosatsu was originally the

Enno-ji Temple / Kamakura Kanagawa

Ennoji is a temple that worships the Ten Judges of Hell, with Enma Daio in the center, whom one will meet in the underworld after death. Enma Daio refers to Lord Yama from Rig Veda, the oldest Hindu mythology. As Yama from India was introduced to China along with Buddhism in the