Akata Giant Buddha

Akata Giant Buddha (赤田大仏; -Akata daibutsu) is a large statue of the bodhisattva Kannon (Avalokiteśvara) located at Chōkoku temple (長谷寺) in Akata, Honjō. Constructed in 1892, the statue is 7.878m high.

Giant Buddha

History

  • Chōkoku temple opened in 1775.
  • In 1788 the main temple is finished and a statue of Amidha Buddha is moved into the hall. This later becomes the basis for the Akata Buddha Festival.

Events

  • February 11th
    Large wisdom prayer meeting (大般若祈祷会)
  • July 15th
    (開山忌 是山泰覚大和尚禅師 御捨油利御開帳)
  • August 22nd
    Buddha festival (大仏祭典)

Location

Chōkoku temple

Akata Giant Buddha, Choukoku Temple
Akita, Yurihonjō City, Akata Aza Ueda Omote 115
正法山 長谷寺 (shoubouzan choukokuji)
秋田県本荘市赤田字上田表115

Tel: 0184-22-1349

Google Maps: Akata Giant Buddha

See also