Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nishiarai Taishi

Nishiarai Taishi
Soujiji, best known as Nishiarai Taishi is a Buddhist temple in Adachi ward in Tokyo.The temple was built in the year 826, and the main hall was built in the mid-Edo period. In 1971 it was rebuilt to his present form.

Nishiarai Taishi Main Gate
The beautifully carved main gate (sanmon) was completed in the late part of the edo period.

Nishiarai Taishi Shiojozou
ShioJizou close to the main gate. Worshipers believe that pouring salt on this Jizou cures warts.
Official site (Japanese)


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