Commonly known as Shaka-do and situated on what was once Saga Moor in Kyoto, Seiryo-ji Temple is known for its highly venerated sandalwood image of Shaka (Shakyamuni), the historical Buddha.
Courtyard and Shakado of Seiryoji Temple.
In 985, the monk Chonen went to China on a pilgrimage and commissioned a copy of the legendary Udayana Buddha, said to be an actual likeness made by the Indian King Udayana during the Buddha's lifetime. The Udayana Buddha was subsequently moved to China and eventually lost during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900.
Shakado of Seiryoji Temple.
The Seiryo-ji Buddha is shown on the 8th and 19th of each month.
The Seiryoji Shaka, a copy of the lost Udayana Buddha.
Autumn leaves behind the Shakado of Seiryoji Temple.
Seiryoji Temple's gate.
Moss garden at Seiryoji Temple.
Revolving sutra cabinet at Seiryoji Temple.
Chinese lay Buddhist Fu
Daishi (497-569), inventor of revolving sutra shelves,
with his two sons.