I had the opportunity to visit a room of Buddha statues that was separated with glass walls. If you like Buddhist statues, contact the Bungo-Takada tourist office by emailing them in advance. The email address can be found below.
Maki Odo is one of the buildings in Makisan Denjoji Temple which is considered the largest temple in Rokugo Manzan. The 9 Buddha statues enshrined in the Odo are all designated as nationally important cultural properties. The statue of Daitoku Myoo with 6 faces, arms and foots sitting on a white buffalo is the largest in Japan.
Rokugo Manzan is a culture that worships both Buddha and the God that flourished in the 6 villages of Kunisaki Peninsula a long time ago. Rokugo refers to 6 old villages which includes Kunawa, Tashibu, Aki, Musashi, Kunisaki and Imi on Kunisaki Peninsula. Manzan refers to a collection of temples.
For your information :
Name of temple : Maki Odo
Address : 1796 Tashibu-maki, Bungo-takada-shi, Oita, Japan
Please contact for entry to the inside of room. firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.makiodo.jp/budda.html (Japanese This page explains Buddhist Statues)
Photograph and text by meguru hayata