No.6 Wooden Standing Statue of Zao Gongen

Unknown11th - 12th Century Heian Period

Mt. Mitoku Sanbutsu ji Temple

Mt. Mitoku Sanbutsu ji Temple
Misasa-cho, Touhaku District, Japan

Nationally Important Cultural Property
This is one of the six wooden standing statues of Zao Gongen. It was enshrined in addition to the central figure. Its helmet takes the form of a trident vajra and a skull and paint is still visible in most parts of its body. It is 84.2cm tall and is made from one piece of hinoki wood. According to the growth ring dating, it is estimated that the statue was made in Heian Period.


  • Title: No.6 Wooden Standing Statue of Zao Gongen
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 11th - 12th Century Heian Period
  • Physical Dimensions: h84.2 cm
  • Type: Artworks and Crafts
  • External Link: http://www.mitokusan.jp/sanbutsuji.html

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