Ofuna Kannon-ji Temple

The giant, white statue of Kannon is formally known as the Byakui Kannon (“White-robed Kannon”) and is actually a bust rather than a full figure. Construction began in 1927 and, after being interrupted by the Great Depression, was completed in 1960. The bust enshrines mortuary tablets dedicated to Kamakura citizens who have fallen in battle, and each year a memorial service is held to comfort their souls. The Ofuna Kannon-ji, the temple on whose grounds the statue stands, is a direct branch temple of the Soji-ji Temple, the head temple of Soto Buddhism. The Ofuna Kannon-ji Temple’s principal object of worship is a figure of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.

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Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Okamoto 1-5-3
[Worship fee]
[Adults (High School Students and above)] 300yen
[Children (Small/Junior High School Students)] 100yen
[Child] Free

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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