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


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.


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




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.

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