Kōryūji - Hachiokadera

 
 

The opening scene in HIDDEN BUDDHAS takes place at Kōryūji, the oldest temple in Kyoto. It was once known as Hachiokadera, and houses a famous wooden image of Miroku, the Buddha of the Future, which was the first object to be dedicated as a national treasure in Japan.

   The Kannon statue young Noboru Tokuda encounters is no longer a hibutsu. It can be seen in the “treasure museum” where the Miroku statue is also now housed. Photographs are not allowed.

“bee hills temple”

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