Kaniman-ji Temple, Kyoto

Founded before the Nara period and located in the Yamashiro area of Kyoto prefecture, Kaniman-ji Temple is known for its magnificent 2.67 metre bronze sculpture of Shaka Nyorai.

Kanimanji Temple Hondo

Kanimanji Temple hondo.

The temple's founding legend tells of a broken promise and a snake that was killed by crabs.

Kanimanji Temple Crab

Carving of a crab and snake on the side of the Kannon-do at Kanimanji Temple.