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.
- 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.
- 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)
Akata Giant Buddha, Choukoku Temple
Akita, Yurihonjō City, Akata Aza Ueda Omote 115
正法山 長谷寺 (shoubouzan choukokuji)