Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

Thirteen Buddhas

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There is a temple, Hosenji, on Kumano Road, near Sumiyoshi Shrine. This temple started in 982 AD. There are thirteen different statues of Buddhas made of stone.

There are many Buddhas besides Shaka in Japan.

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Here, the main statue is Shaka, who is the Buddha, and started Buddhism. Twelve other statues are guardians.

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It reminds me of Jesus and twelve disciples.

These statues were carved in around 1570.

Hosenji is a few minute walk from Sumiyoshi-Higashi Station of Nankai Koya Line, and also a few minute walk from Kaminoki Station of Hankai Uemachi Line.


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by berry-raspberry | 2010-07-20 19:50 | Osaka City-Sumiyoshi | Comments(0)