Have you ever seen Nirvana statue in Japan?
Nirvana Statue of Mantokuji Temple is located on Tateyama, south of Boso Peninsula. As the bronze statue of Nirvana Buddha, this is one of the biggest statue in eastern Asia. It has 16m wide and 30t of weight.
This was built in 1982. It is located on the top of mountain which has great view of Pacific Ocean!
The Nirvana Statue represent the death of Buddha when he was 80 years old.
How to worship
First put 5 incense sticks in front of Buddha. 3 of them are for buddhist teaching, one for your ancestor, the last one is for your wish.
Next, take off your shoes and put your hands together and walk around the Buddha 3 times. The path is designed as spiral way, so after 3 time circling around, you will reach at feet of the Buddha.
Put your hands and head on his feet then pray your wish. This is the highly respected way of worship in India, and this is the only spot you can do it in Japan.
This has a great benefit for your lower body especially feet.
Address: 1571 Sunomiya, Tateyama, Chiba
Tel: +(81) 470-28-2013