SEKIBUTU in USUKI
I visited to Usuki in Oita to see some Sekibutu, stone images of Buddha.They are protected by the Japanese government as national treasures. The stone images were sculptured from the Heian (794 A.D.-1192) to the Kamakura (1192-1333) eras. Fifty nine images were designated as national treasures after undergoing restoration. The Dainichi Nyorai, an image in the Furuzono stone image mass is one of Japan’s stone sculpted masterpieces.