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Tochoji temple

 

The largest seated wooden image of Buddha in Japan
Tochoji temple
was founded in 806 by Kobo-daishi Kukai and it is the 

oldest temple of the Shingon sect in Japan that Kobo-daishi set up. 

It is also known as “Tocho-mitsuji Temple”.  It is said that Kobo-daishi, 

who returned to Hakata after undergoing ascetic training in China called Tang 
back then, prayed for the eastward dissemination and perpetuation of 

Shingon Esoteric Buddhism.


The Fukuoka Daibutsu called Great Buddha of Fukuoka completed in 1993
stands 10.8 meters tall and is the largest seated wooden image of Buddha
in Japan.  The door of Rokkakudo in the premise is opened on the 28th of each month
and 6 Buddhist statue can be seen. The wooden image of Senju Kannon
(Thousand armed Avalokiteshvara), an Important Cultural Property, is housed in the main hall.

The shrine is also famous as place where the Setsubun 
ceremony ( Bean throwing ceremony) takes place.
it is held on February 2nd and 3rd every year.

 

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