54 Chokokuji 長谷寺(ちょうこくじ)

Denomination:  Soto (曹洞宗)

Main Image:  Amida Nyorai (阿弥陀如来)

Location:  Toji, Shimoda (下田市田牛)

Originally built in the middle of the Nara Period as a Shingon  temple, changed its name and denomination in 1655 to Chokokuji of the Soto denomination.

Steps to the Main Hall

Steps to the Main Hall

Amida Nyorai Statue Description

Amida Nyorai Statue Description

The Amida Nyorai main image was apparently found washed up on the shore near the
town.  It is made of Hinoki (Japanese cypress) and stands at a height of 86.5 cm, and in 1920 was designated by Japan as an important cultural asset .

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