This is a temple of the Soto school (of Zen Buddhism) that was established in 1490. 3.5-meter statues of the two guardian Deva kings flank the main temple gate. It is also known as the kappa komainu (kappa guardian dog) temple based on a legend that kappa (a mythical water-dwelling creature) that lived in the river to the south of the temple once helped extinguish a fire at the temple and became komainu (a guardian lion-dog).
- Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Tsuchibuchichoutsuchibuchi 7-50 Map
- Hanamaki / Tono Area
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- m | On foot about minutes
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