Saturday, January 25, 2014

Izumo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Temple 8 Hasedera


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Hasedera, like so many temples, burned down in 1607 and all its records were destroyed so the date of its origin is unknown.

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What is known is that it was a Shingon temple until 1451 when it switched to Soto Zen.

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It is a branch tempele of Tainei-ji which is located on the north Yamaguchi coast near Nagato.

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The statue of Kannon, carved out of a single piece of wood and registered as a Prefectural Treasure, is considered to be a fine example of Kamakura era statuary.

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