Tochoji Temple Fukuoka Reviews
Indoor wooden Daibutsu (Buddha) Oct 04, 2010
If you haven't been to Nara or Kamakura, Fukuoka's Tochoji Temple is a good alternative to see a large daibutsu (Buddha).
Tochoji Temple is the home of the largest class seated wooden daibutsu (Buddha) in Japan. The temple itself is looks like any regular temple - except what is hidden inside on the 2nd floor. Rising above 15 meters high (or was it more?), a large wooden panel with intricately carved miniature buddhas on the background gives this already improsing daibutsu, a more dramatic backdrop. A gallery in the next room provides photographs documenting the creation and the installation of the wooden daibutsu. No photos are allowed to be taken inside!
The tombs of a Fukuoka feudal lords and a hexagonal building with calligraphy engraved by prominent people during that time are seen in the inner doors are on the temple grounds.
Part of the Autumn in Japan 2010 travel blog
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