Everybody will be surprised to meet the massive Buddha statue of Maki Odo at this remote Kunisaki Peninsula. Among the nine Buddha statues, the oldest is the Wooden Statue of Acala, which is regarded as the earliest manifestation of the Buddha here. It is a treasure of the Kunisaki Peninsula conveying the prosperity of Rokugo Manzan in the Heian Period. The face of Acala peeking from the swirling Buddha's flame shows a gentler expression compared with the Acala that we know. Maki Odo, which was known as Denjōji Temple, is the oldest temple of Rokugo Manzan that disintegrated due to the domination of the samurais and repeated disasters. After that, it was continued through hundreds of years by the faith of the villagers, and it was transmitted to the present.
|Name of Cultural Asset||Maki Odo and the Wooden Statue of Acala|
|Designation Status||National Important Cultural Property|
|Role Played in Story||One of the most massive Acala wooden statues. It gives the expression of a gentle face when looking up with rounded cords from the late Heian Period.|
|Location of Cultural Asset||Tashibumaki Bungotakada|
|Suggested Itineraries||仏像好き必見！ くにさきのお不動さん巡り|