The temple is the 30th temple of the 33 Kannon temples in Aizu, and is affectionately called “Nakata no Kannon-sama” (the Goddess of Kannon in Nakata).
The main image of the eleven-faced Kannon, said to be modeled after the eleven-faced Kannon of Hase-ji Temple in Nara, is a two-meter tall standing statue of the Kannon, a copper statue with realistic representations of the flow of her robe and other features. Together with its flanking statues of Fudo Myoo and Jizo Bosatsu, it is designated as a National Important Cultural Property.
There is an anecdote in the hall that Sika, the mother of Hideyo Noguchi, a medical saint, deeply believed in the temple and made a monthly pilgrimage on the 17th of every month to pray for her son’s safety and success in life, along with a picture of father and son visiting the temple.
festival day：Okomori Grand Festival August 9th and 10th
Chrysanthemum Festival Grand Festival November 1-10
visit：Individuals Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m. / Groups (10 or more people) Anytime
entrance fee：Individual 500 yen / Group 400 yen
※Reservations must be made at least one day in advance for viewing.