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Nanzoin, Sasaguri-machi

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Nanzo-in Temple is a Shingon sect Buddhist temple in Sasaguri, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It notable for its bronze statue of a reclining Buddha, said to be the largest bronze statue in the world.HistoryNanzo-in temple was originally located on Mt. Koyasan, but local anti-Buddhist authorities threatened to destroy the temple in 1886. Public outcry lead to a decade-long effort to have the temple transferred to Sasaguri. It was moved in 1899, under the leadership of Sasaguri priest, Hayashi Satoshiun. Nanzo-in temple is the main location among the 88 temples that make up the Sasaguri pilgrimage route, one of the three famous walking pilgrimages in Japan.Today, the temple and its surrounding grounds receive more than 1 million visitors annually.LotteryA chief priest of Nanzo-in temple once won the lottery after laying his ticket next to a statue of Daikoku. The temple claims that others who have made a similar effort have also won the lottery, bringing the temple associations with luck and lottery tickets.Reclining BuddhaThe reclining Buddha statue, known as either Nehanzo or Shaka Nehan ("Nirvana") is 41 meters long, 11 meters high, and weighs nearly 300 tons. The statue depicts Buddha at the moment of death, or entrance into nirvana.The interior holds ashes of Buddha and two Buddhist adherents, Ananda and Maudgalyayana. Those relics were a gift from Myanmar as thanks for the sect's donations of medical supplies to children in both Nepal and Myanmar. In 1995, 1,300 monks from Myanmar and Nepal attended the unveiling of the reclining Buddha statue.
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  • In a big surprise I saw. Total book Temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism exceptional Motoyama sasaguri-Shikoku is the 88 sacred sites at Temple. Overall length 41 m, height 11 m-300 t is world's largest reclining Buddha in bronze that! I was surprised at ヽ (be ▽ ') w in / womb also sand treading on hallowed ground, can we still paid Homa also go right or wrong this is!
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  • Less than an hour away from Fukuoka city by train, visitors would trek up a beautiful mountain where the reclining Buddha is. There are many trees and statues in this area. Very few tourists, but is d...  more »
  • In JR Kyushu Hakata station aims to Moji in conventional. If that Shino chestnut (sasaguri), get off after Hill we aim "Shino chestnut goddess of mercy". Would you visit the reclining Buddha "also your Lottery" said is intended to focus. Monks here are ' end of year Lottery "and many people come to Park"blessings"bears post coverage on the other lottery tickets because. Back of the reclining Buddha has separate "Donate" sign up box.
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