The Largest Wooden Kannon Bosatsu in Japan: Fukusenji, Tono

A stop a Fukusenji while exploring the land of folklore – Tono in Iwate Prefecture. The main hall of this temple houses the largest wooden statue of Kannon Bosatsu, built from a single tree.

Gates to the Netherworld, or is it Paradise? Osorezan and Bodai-ji Temple

Exploring Osorezan and Bodai-ji Temple, believed to be one of the gates to the afterlife due to its resembling landscape of fuming sulphuric gases and barren ground next to a poisonous lake. Founded by famous abbot Ennin, the temple worships the Jizo Bosatsu, the guardian of children.