It ‘s a very rare and thankful Kannon statue. 85 cm high wooden Buddha statue which is said to have been carved by Kobo Daishi – Who is the founder of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, and it was covered with stalactites drippings over many years and became a stone Buddha statue.
There are many large trees of cedar and cypress in the precincts, and there are hundreds of mature trees, and the place is dark and spectacular even in the daytime.
Among them, the cedar on the approach to the shrine called “Osugi” is huge with a height of 60m and a circumference of 7.5m, and the tree is known to be over 900 years old. And here is also the oldest iron lantern in Yamaguchi prefecture.
Joukun-ji Temple, located near the 8th station of Mt. Joukun-ji at an altitude of 673m, the oldest temple in Yamashiro, was sadly destroyed by fire and now only the Niomon gate remains. Two statues of Nio are enshrined at the gate.
A cityscape along the river where you can use the map of the very historic Edo period. The building being done from the end of the Edo period to the beginning of the Showa period – generally from late 1800s to the 1950s – remains wonderfully unchanged.
Yamashiro Kagura, which was also shown at the Tokyo Olympic Games held in 1964, is a fun and powerful kagura danced in two parts, a Shinto ritual and a skit-style.