Shaka Nyorai, or the Buddha of Enlightenment
The main object of worship enshrined in Kon-do Hall is Shaka Nyorai, or the Buddha of Enlightenment who was a founder of Buddhism and attained enlightenment. The statue with the meditative expression, made in the 8th century, was originally an old style Healing Buddha. The beautifully painted halo surrounding the statue is also originally from the 8th century.
Wood, height: 234.8 cm