It was wonderful to see these carvings. The hike was not bad at all. There is a beautiful cemetery... read more
These are the thirty three "Magaibutsu Kannon group" that had been dug on the east side of the hillside of Mt. Shinobu in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture.
There are more than 60 Jizo and Fudo statues ( Kind of gods of savior). engraved.
From the late Heian period (8th century) to the Kamakura period (11th century), the temple had been builded in the cave that dug out rock by powerful families that had dominated this land..
If you visit there, you might feel a spirit of that days of people.
And you will be able to enjoying the beautiful wide scale of Fukushima plain.