Jizo-in Temple (Uji City) (地蔵院 (宇治市))

Jizo-in Temple, located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, is a temple of the Jodo sect. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Asahiyama. Its honzon (principal image of Buddha) is Amida Nyorai (Amitabha Tathagata).

It is said that this temple was built with tall columns during the Koji era (1555 - 1558) of the Sengoku Period (Period of Warring States).

This temple has a Buddha statue found in Konjiki-in Temple, which was located near Shirakawa-jinja Shrine, located in the south of this temple. Konjiki-in Temple is said to have been built in 1102 by FUJIWARA no Kanshi, the empress of Emperor Goreizei, but it was closed in 1868.

Cultural property
Important cultural property
Wooden standing statue of Amida Nyorai (honzon), from the late Heian period
Wooden seated statue of Kanzeon Bosatsu, from the late Heian period
It is a Kannon-zo (statue of the Kannon) that raises its knee and offers a lotus pedestal (to receive restless spirits) in its hands, and it's believed that it wasn't a single statue but made as a kyoji (attendant figure) of Amida Sanzon-zo (the image [figure, statue] of the Amida Triad).

A bronze statue of Amida Nyorai and two kyoji, from the Nara period
It was originally made as an Amida Sanzon-zo (the image [figure, statue] of the Amida Triad), but its right kyoji (on the observers' left) is lost.

Bronze standing statue of Ashuku Nyorai, from the Nara period
Bronze seated statue of Shaka Nyorai, from the early Heian period
Bronze statue of Daiitoku Myoo, from the late Heian period
Carved Ryokai Mandara on wood (two boards), from the late Heian period

Of the works mentioned above, the bronze standing statue of Ashuku Nyorai, bronze seated statue of Shaka Nyorai and bronze statue of Daiitoku Myoo were stolen on May 10, 1991. The other four works are held in the Kyoto National Museum.

73 Shirakawa Kawanoboridani, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture

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