Sep 7, 2010

Hime-Kannon: A Statue of Mercy on the Lake

There are more than a few statues of kannon in Tazawako area. Hime-Kannon is one of them. This statue was created in 1930 by a local stoneworker whose name is Gohei Yatsuyanagi, fundraised by the local buddhist group that lamented the distinction of fish in the lake due to the influx of acid water caused by a construction of hydraulic plant on the lake. This is said to be the masterpiece in the artists’ lifetime.

Wishes for the return of live in the lake.

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