Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondo
Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondō
1200 years of history
The Buddhist deity Bishamonten is enshrined in this hall inside a cave, in memory of the 9th century military victory of Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. The Bishamondō Hall, built below an overhanging cliff, has been rebuilt many times after fires. The Heian period, large statue of Buddhist Wisdom King Fudō Myōō (designated a Cultural Property by the prefecture) and the Ganmen Daibutsu (an image of Buddha carved in the rock face and the northernmost in Japan) are of particular note. The entire grounds have been designated a Historic Site. Source http://hiraizumi.or.jp/en/sightseeing/takkoku/index.html
About Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondō
Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondo
Takkoku no Iwaya is 6 kms southwest of Hiraizumi, on the north bank of Ota River. The Bishamondo (Bishamon Hall) stands on tall wooden supports across the opening of a cave which is 150m wide and 35m high. The natural cave has been enlarged further back into the cliff.
Kondo; Golden Hall or Main Hall
Wooden seated statue of Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of Healing
Japanese foods are good and safe.
Because of stricter food safety law by Japanese government, we have no worry about foods.
Amazake ; a sweet drink made from fermented rice (Lt)
Mochi ; Rice cake (Rt)
Tororo soba ; buckwheat noodles served with grated yam on top
Cake & Tea
About 5 years have passed since Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. I have visited various places of Japan to see the health consequence of the accident.
Fortunately I have never found any impacts by the accident among Japanese creatures. As far as I know, nobody has health problem which is caused by the nuclear power plant accident in Japan.
Our Prime Minister Abe assures that "The situation is under control. The influence of the contaminated water is completely blocked within Fukushima. There are no health-related problems until now and there will never be health problems." He also said that "Tokyo is 250 kilometers away from Fukushima, and the kind of danger that you imagine does not exist in Tokyo. Tokyo is a very safe city."
As PM Abe said, Iwate prefecture have no concern about the nuclear power plant accident. People in Iwate have already forgotten the accident, because they think radioactive materials cannot reach there.
We know there is no problem for childbirth and child rearing in Iwate. So people in Iwate are living without any concern about the accident.
I continue to visit various places in Japan to see the effects of the nuclear power plant accident, because I can meet various creatures which are more sensitive to radioactive materials from the environment. It is important to see their health for our safety.
Public Health Network in Japan