Ōkannonji

 
 

This tiny temple perched on a slope in Ningyō-cho, in the heart of Tokyo, houses a cast-iron head of Kannon. Once part of a now-lost larger image, this damaged head was found buried in a well after Japan’s period of Buddhism-bashing that took place in the latter half of the 19th century.  It is a hibutsu that is displayed on the 17th day of every month.

the small temple of the large Kannon

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