BRONZE STATUE of BUDDHA of THREE SOYBEANS ε€O±Μΰ§(Daizu
santsubu no kanabutsu)
Built in 1735, this great statue of Buddha
is popular because it is believed to help you accumulate wealth. Sitting
in the compound of Zenganji Temple, this 3.6m high statue is called the
Buddha Statue 0f Three Soybeans. The folklore says that many long years
ago, when the believers were at a loss how to raise enough money to erect
a statue of Buddha, one traveling priest donated 3 soybeans and suggested
to grow them and the money for the statue would be raised some day, and
sure enough the statue was built just as the priest predicted. Why don't
you visit this popular statue of Buddha and ask a blessing? Designated
municipal cultural property.
EHow to get there:8 minutes' walk from the west exit
of JR Utsunomiya Station.
EContact: Tel 028-634-7717 Utsunomiya-shi Minami-odori 1-8-19 Zengaji