Mifuneyama Fudoson (Wisdom King) Figure

Mifuneyama Fudoson (Wisdom King) Figure

This enormous 23m tall figure was carved over the entire surface of a sheer cliff.

It was believed to have been carved by a sorcerer from the Asuka period in the 7th century named En-no-gyouza-ozunu, who was thought to be the founder of Shugendo (a unique Japanese religion based on ancient Japanese mountain asceticism that had been syncretized with Buddhism).


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