Cultural properties

Wooden Seated Statue of Hokan Shaka Nyorai

This principal image of Taho-ji Temple is 41 cm tall and carved from a single piece of katsura wood.
According to the “Past Memorandum of Aizu,” Taho-ji Temple was built in 1228. This statue was probably created in the period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties due to the construction technique, finely chiseled strict features and the expression of rolling robe pleats.
While the statue was probably created in this region judging from the material quality and the construction technique, the construction style and the form follow the features of Kamakura, which was then the capital.

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