When Taira Takashi 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 Bodhisattvathat has been designated as an important cultural property and from which Zenjyo-jiTemple derives it's official name, "Byakugehodarakusan Kannonmyouchi-in Zenjyo-ji."
Important Buddhist and Cultural Assets
|\êÊÏ¹||Eleven-faced Kannon Bodhisattva that has been designated as an important cultural
|¶êìFR||Manjusri Bodhisattva riding a lion|
|½n ìF¼ææ||Life-prolonging Jizo Bodhisattva|
|lV¤||Four Heavenly Devas|
|Tèc©¶||The Collected Records of Zenjyo-ji Temple|
|Tè¶||Zenjyo-ji Documents (4 Volumes 125 Letters)|
Zenjyo-ji is the only Buddhist temple in Japan with both historically famous Buddhistrelics as well as historical documents relating to the temple.
In addition to these historically important images, there is a huge mural painted inthe Nehanzu-style on the wall behind the main hall that represents the Buddha'sentrance into final nirvana that was done to commemorate the thousand-yearanniversary of the temple.