It consists of statues of Kongo-Haramitsu-Bosatsu, Kongo-Hoh-Bosatsu, Kongo-Hoh-Bosatsu, Kongo-Goh-Bosatsu, and Kongo-Satta-Bosatsu.
These Deities called “Bosatsu” in Japanese.They are on the way to the enlightenment. They leads people to it with the help of Nyorai. They are on the same kind of outfits ancient people wore because they leads them to the enlightenment. They have the word “Kongo” in their names. It means a strong will to do something.
It leads people to Buddhism with his wisdom.
The statue is absent because it is under restoration.
It leads people who lost their way to the enlightenment.
It is Hojo-Nyorai in the form of Bosatsu. He brings people happiness.
It saves people who lost their way.
It save people who suffers from “Bonnoh.” Bonnoh means unfavorable desire which prevent people from enlightenment.
It consists of statues of Fudoh-Myo-Oh, Gundari-Myo-Oh, Koh-Zanze-Myo-Oh, Daiitoku-Myo-Oh, and Kongo-Yasha-Myo-Oh.
These Deities called “Myo-Oh” in Japanese. They are Deiteis only found in Vajrayana Buddhism. They are Nyorai in the form called Myo-Oh and save people form Bonnoh to leads to the enlightenment.
It is equal to Dainichi-Nyorai. It facial expression stands for its strong will to save people. The fire behind it is called “Karuraen.” It means a Deity called “Karuraten” which devour Bonnoh.
It is equal to Hojoy-Nyorai. It saves people with its eight hands. It is a savior of the south.
It is equal to Asuku-Nyorai. It extreminates Bonnno in the past, the present, and the future. It is a savior of the east.
It is equal to Amida-Nyorai/Monju-Bosatsu. It saves people on the ox and a savior of the west.
It is eaual to Fuku-Jyoju-Nyorai. It devours anythign evil and a savior of the north.
It consists of statues of Zohcho-ten, Jikoku-Ten, Komoku-Ten, Tamon-ten, Taishaku-Ten, and Bon-Ten. The Deities of Ten-Bu are saviors of Buddhism. They used to be Deities in ancient India. In 3D-Mandala, they are saviors of Kodo hall and Buddhism.
It saves the souther part of the hall.
It saves the eastern part of the hall.
It saves the western part of the hall.
Tamon-ten is also known as Bisyamon-Ten. Many Samurai warriors believed in it because it is the Deity of victory. It saves the northern part of the hall.
It is the Deity who saved Gautama Buddha.
When Gautama Buddha was enlightened, with Taishaku-Ten, it asked him to tell his teaching to people.
- Bosatsu-bu 五菩薩像（菩薩部）
- Myo-Oh-Bu 五大明王像（明王部）
- About Toji temple 東寺基本情報
- How to get to Toji temple? 東寺へのアクセス
About Toji temple 東寺基本情報
How to get to Toji temple? 東寺へのアクセス
About 3 minutes walk from Toji Higashimon mae, or Toji micji bus stop.
About 15 minutes wald form JR Kyoto station and Kintetsu Toji station.