This Shingon temple, originally founded by a disciple of Kūkai, is located deep in the mountains outside Osaka. It’s superlative carved hidden buddha of Kannon in the ‘style of royal ease’ is opened to the public once a year, on the 17th of April, and closed the next day.

The story of the rape of this image related in HIDDEN BUDDHAS is true.


Kannon of Royal Ease