January 6, 2010

The Hondo (main hall) of Tokei-ji temple

The wooden sitting statue of Shaka-nyorai, which is the principal image of the temple, is enshrined in this Hondo.

Shaka-nyorai is Siddhartha Gautama (namely, Buddha) himself who had experienced spiritual awakening.

This Hondo was built in 1935. The old Hondo was relocated to Sankeien Park (Yokohama city) in 1907 and still stands there.

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