Sunday, July 26, 2015

Taikoiwa Fudoson


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This 7 meter high Fudo Myo is carved directly into the cliff face part way up Mount Kurokami near Arita in Saga.

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At more than 500 meters in height, the mountains have numerous outcroppings and rock formations, the type of place Yamabushi were drawn to. The mountain is home to legends of giant serpents and it is though Kukai stopped here on his way to China.

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Underneath the carving is a large mirror which faces east and reflects back the sunrise to the land below.

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The path leading up to the carving has numerous statues including many Fudo, which I will post later.

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