Wind chimes, one of the features of summer in Japan, are hung throughout the temple grounds allowing visitors to the temple to enjoy a pleasantly cool atmosphere. The refreshing tones of over 2,500 wind chimes sounding simultaneously in a summer breeze are beyond words. An exhibition and sale of the wind chimes around the country is also held.
The name of this temple originates from a local girl from the Edo period called Ofusa. Ofusa began worship of the Goddess Kannon (goddess of mercy and compassion)
The corridored main hall was built at the beginning of the Meiji period, and provides visitors with a distinct sense of history.
Beginning with the Jūichimen Kannon (eleven-faced goddess of mercy and compassion), the temple's principle object of worship, a variety of statues are worshipped including a Fudōmyouou (Cetaka) statue, a Senju Kannon (thousand-armed goddess of mercy and compassion) statue, an Amida Nyorai (Amitabha Tathagata) statue, and an En-no-Gyōja statue.
6-22 Ousa-cho, Kashihara-shi, Nara Prefecture 634-0075(Approximately 10 minutes by taxi from Yamatoyagi Station on the Kintetsu Osaka Line)*Parking free of charge (parking for buses also available)