- In the 13th Century, Lady Inada no Tsubone and a monk called Joko managed to raise funds to build a great statue of Buddha. After several mishaps with wooden statues, the bronze casting crafted by Goremon Ono was finished in 1252. Now gracefully sitting outside this temple, the serene Buddha was formerly housed in the main building which was disastrously swept away by a tidal wave in 1495.
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