Kashiba City

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Eshin Sozu
(Monk Genshin)
Kenbon-chakushoku-shojuraigo-zu
Wooden Seated Image of Dainichi Buddha

Monk Genshin is said to have been born in Kashiba. Kashiba lies at the foot of Mt. Njio. According to legend, while watching a setting sun over the mountain, he attained the perception of Buddha Amida welcoming people to the Pure Land as Buddhism salvation.
He is known as the author of Ojoyoshu, a compilation of writing on Buddhist teachings composed of three volumes. His name as the founder of Pure Land faith appears in most textbooks of Japanese history.

Source: The Kashiba municipal government


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