Kokusekiji Temple

Kokusekiji Temple

Kokusekiji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai ( Buddha of Medicine ). This temple is famous for its lively festival, called Sominsai.

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Name Kokusekiji Temple
"黒石寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 17 Yamauchi, Mizusawakukuroishicho, Osyu-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県奥州市水沢区黒石町字山内17" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Hiraizumi-Maesawa I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0197-26-4168

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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