Denomination: Rinzai Engakuji Branch (臨済娀 円覚寺派)
Main Image: Yakushi Nyorai (薬師如来)
Location: Nagoya, Izunokuni (伊豆の国市奈古谷)
In 1193 near the end of the Heian period, the famous priest Mongaku Shonin, who
had been exiled to the area pleaded with Minamoto Yoritomo, Head of the Kamakura shogunate, to rebuild the temple building housing an image of Bishamonten, the God of treasure, wealth and warriors, and a protector of Buddhism, also one of the seven lucky gods in Japan.
The Bishamonten is believed to have been made by the famous sculptor, Unkei. The image has been recognized by the prefecture to be an important cultural artefact.