HAKONE ZENZAN

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Hakone YUmoto Daimyo Gyoretsu Parade

Long time ago Hakone looks like a Hell for its lavas, rocks and steams. In order to offer prayers to safe journey to the travelers, many Buddhist god statues were made there.

Stone Statues in Hakone

Many stone statues were started to be made there at Kamakura era, 700 years ago. It was to offer Safe journey by making one of the Buddhism God, Ksiti Gharbha, Japanese name ZIZO Bosatsu, who is in charge of the difficulties and grieves of human being life. Therefore there are many stone statues of JIZO, the tombstones of the stonemasons and the Buddhist monks.

Layout of the Statues

Stone Statues Museum
Yao-Bikuni’s tomb

Yao-Bikuni’s story was that she once lived 800 years and got to know what the eternal life is. Nobaly knows why her tomb is here.

Ouchou Zizo
Ocho-Zizo statue was made at Oucho sub-in Edo era.

Tada Mitsunaka’ tomb
He was the lwarlord of this area.

Rikudo ZIZO
The worlds are said to be 6 separated zones after death by Buddhism. Rikudo-zizo give his love over these six universes.

25 Buddhism Attendamts stutes
Soga brothers’ tombs

Soga brothers’ story was a ind of a revenge. The story included the drama that once happened in Hakone.

Access

From Odawara Station or Hakone-Yumoto Station, take Hakone-Tozan bus or Izu-Hakone Bus bound for Hakone-machi, and get off at bus stops of “Soga-kyodai-no haka”, or “Rikudou-zizo”