image of the historical Buddha

Originally belonging to the Kegon sect, Seiryōji became a Pure Land temple during Japan’s middle ages. It’s most famous image is that of its  of the historical Buddha, Sakyamuni, brought back from Sung-period China by the monk Chōnen. Inside this statue were found silk replicas of internal organs, an interesting example of how such images were connected to human life. This  is open to view on the 8th of every month.

temple grounds

hibutsu of Sakyamuni

main hall


silk organs found inside statue

image of Sakyamuni