Risshakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai ( Buddha of Medicine ). This temple is famous for its amazing structures called Kake-zukuri (overhang style).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"立石寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata, Japan
"山形県山形市大字山寺４４５６－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||15-minute drive from the Yamagata-Kita I.C. on the Yamagata Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).
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