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Pseudonym reading Mokuzo Guryo 14 め ん ん め ん ん つ つ つ つ
Specified type Prefecture designation
Type Sculpture
Designated date November 6, 2015
Specified details
quantity One boat
location Rikuzentakata City Yahagi-cho Jiji Temple
owner Religious corporation Kanonji
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The main image of Rikuzentakata City and Kannonji Kannon-do, and it is the central image of three vessels enshrined in the temple.
The main body is a wooden frame, a carved eye, 10 faces on the top of the head, and a 11-faced 11-faced Kannon Zen statue standing at the top of the head. This size is also evaluated as being the second largest in the Iwate prefecture area to the 11-faced Kannon Zen standing statue of Torakuji Temple in Morioka city.
The style is typical of the late Heian period, and should be evaluated as a representative example of the coastal area of Iwate Prefecture, where examples of ancient sculptures were smaller compared to inland areas. In addition, even if it is a six-in-one Kannon image looking at the sculpted upper surface and the upper surface of the head, it can be said that it is an odd-shaped Kannon image with no example found nationwide.
This image has undergone extensive repair, but there is also the possibility that the historical environment of the local people who created the Kesen carpenter may be acting as the background of the repair technique, and this image is a process of tradition as well as of the land. It can be said that it is a valuable existence that reflects