Kanzan-ji Temple

"Records state this ancient Soto Buddhist temple was founded in 810 during the Heian period. The temple was originally a Shingon Buddhist temple which bore the honorary mountain name of ""Chureizan,"" but after the Meiji period movement to expel Buddhism, the temple's honorific mountain name was changed to ""Akihasan"" and the temple itself became the Soto Buddhist temple it is today. Located in the deepest reaches of the local hot spring district, the temple's principal object of worship is a statue called the ""Fukuichi Akasagarbha."" A Kshitigarbha (Jizo) statue stands on the east side of the main temple which is called the Enmusubi Jizo and which is believed to bring luck in finding love and marriage. The shelter around the statue is covered with ema votive tablets, hung by worshippers, which are decorated with the Japanese character for ""heart"" and an image of a lock, a design the temple has used on its ema since ancient times."

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Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Nishi-ku Kanzanjicho 2231

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