2020 April 25

Lost Spring One Work Everyday
2020 April 25



Nara’s Toshodai-ji is my favourite temple. In particular the Senju Kannon statue there is wonderful, its many hands have the power to remove fear and give comfort. During the repair of the Golden Hall, the hands were removed and it looked like time had stopped and the power was lost. Every year from 5th to 7th June, the 8th century wooden statue of Ganjin is shown at Mikage Hall where it is enshrined. Ganjin is credited with bringing Buddhism from China and introducing it formally into Japanese culture and he is highly honoured. But will he make an appearance this year?