The thousand Kannon images in Sanjusangendo Temple° 1°ň
L98 SANJUSANGENDO, KIOTO AN IMAGE OF BUDDHA (PART 3.)
[ID] 24°°°°( ID:24 )
[Photographer] Kusakabe,Kinbei
[Album] Kusakabe,Kinbei (Album)
[Place] Kyoto
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 281x222
[Cabinet] 1-24-0
[Keyword] temple/statue of Buddha
  Photographs of the same title

The Sanjusangendo in Higashiyama-ku of Kyoto City. The temple enshrines the thousand Kannons offered by Taira Kiyomori at the request of the ex-Emperor Goshirakawa. The thousand Buddhas (wooden statues of thousand-handed Kannon, actually 1001 statues in all) are based on the anclent theory that if a ruler creates many Buddhas, the whole nation will be promised happiness. There are 500 statues in ten rows on both sides of the principal image of the seated thousand-handed Kannon, and one in the back. The inscription in the bottom reads "10000 ".