【Tangible cultural assets: 88 stone statues of Buddha】 【西光寺八十八箇所石仏群:上柚木町:有形民族文化財】

Have you ever seen “Stone Statues of Buddha” in Saiko-ji temple in Kami-yunoki cho, Sasebo? They can be seen in the approach to the temple and in its inner area. They were donated by believers of the temple in 1848. They made stones statues of Buddha based on the principal images of Saigoku (west country’s) Hachiju-hachi kasho tera (temples in 88 sacred places). It is said that stones of each temple are buried under each stone statue of Buddha. They have survived the movement to abolish Buddhism and all of them still remain. How miraculous!

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