Emperor Shōmu is also behind the construction of the Nihon-ji Daibutsu. The Temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai, the Medicine Buddha. The Daibutsu (大仏) at the Nihon-ji Temple and Monastery complex on Mt. Nokogiri is a statue of the Medicine Buddha. Note the medicine bowl in his hands.
|Detail of the Stone Buddha on Mt. Nokogiri|
|Okunoin Fudou-do Hall|
|The Main Hall|
|The Monastery. Visitors cannot enter this area.|
|The Izuna Gongen-do Hall|