Zenjoji Temple  1,000Years of Buddhism

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Cultural Assets:
When Heiso built the temple in 995, he also had several wooden Buddhistimages created and installed in the temple, which have since become nationaltreasures. Of these, the most important is the Eleven-faced Kannon  Bodhisattva that has been designated as an important cultural property andfrom which Zenjoji Temple derives it's official name, "Byakugehodarakusan  Kannonmyouchi-in Zenjoji."


Important Buddhist and Cultural Assets
Juuichimen Kannon Bosatsu Eleven-faced Kannon Bodhisattva that has been designated as an important cultural
property
Nikko Bosatsu Nikko Bodhisattva  National Important Cultural Property
Gakko Bosatsu Gakko Bodhisattva  National Important Cultural Property
Monju Bosatsu Manjusri Bodhisattva riding a lion  National Important Cultural Property
Enmeijizou Hanka Life-prolonging Jizo Bodhisattva  National Important Cultural Property
Shitennou Four Heavenly Devas  National Important Cultural Property
Daiitoku Myoou Yamantaka
Zenjoji Tahata Chumon The Collected Records of Zenjoji Temple
Zenjoji Monjo Zenjoji Documents  (4 Volumes 125 Letters)

Zenjoji is the only Buddhist temple in Japan with both historically famousBuddhist relics as well as historical documents relating to the temple.
In addition to these historically important images, there is a huge muralpainted in the Nehanzu-style on the wall behind the main hall that representsthe Buddha's entrance into final nirvana that was done to commemorate the  thousand-year anniversary of the temple.