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
|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|
|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Zenjoji is the only Buddhist temple in Japan with both historically famousBuddhist relics as well as historical documents relating to the temple.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.