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Onjōji Temple’s Kannon Hall (Nan-in Amulet Issuing Temple)

Onjōji Temple’s Kannon Hall (Nan-in Amulet Issuing Temple)
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It is the 14th temple of the Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage. The main deity is Nyoirin Kannon statue, which is Cultural Property of Japan. It a secret Buddhist statue showed to the public every 33 years.
It was built in 1072 , when, answering to the Faithfull’s prayers, healed Emperor Go Sanjō (1034-1073). It was moved to the actual place during Bunmei Era (1469-1486), burst into flames in 1686 (3rd year of Jōkyō Era) and rebuilt in 1689 (2nd year of Genroku Era).
It is a kawarabuki style building with a xieshan (Jap. irimoya) style sloping down roof. In the inner, between the the seidō and the reidō there is a classic esoteric style Kannon dō, the naijin, on the other hand, has the modern bright flavor typical of Genroku period.It is the 14th temple of the Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage. The main deity is Nyoirin Kannon statue, which is Cultural Property of Japan. It a secret Buddhist statue showed to the public every 33 years.

Specified Classification Cultural Property of Shiga Prefecture
Location 246 Onjōji-chō, Ōtsu city, Shiga prefecture