Korea's only remaining and functioning
Japanese Colonial-Era architecture Temple
Visited in March 2018
|Built in front of a bamboo grove around 1927 by a Japanese monk serving this town;
refurbished in the past two decades by the Jogye Order that now owns & operates it.
|distinctively Japanese bell-pavilion with multifarious divinity-stones
|The Daeung-jeon Main Hall
|Jijang-bosal the Bodhisattva of Salvation, utilized in funerals, on the far-left.
|Chilseong the Seven Stars deity of destiny
|The Shinjung Taenghwa or Assembly of Guardian Spirits Icon.
Sanshin is difficult to find in here;
Yong-wang the Dragon-King is at the center of the group below.
|The Main Altar features a "Teaching Sakyamuni" statue made of mulberry paper-mache and gilded
with gold in 1718 -- one of only six such artworks from before 1900 in the nation! Flanked by statues
of Ananda and Kashyapa as usual. These are falnked by Sanshin on the left and Deokseong on
the right, an arrangement giving primary status to those figures that is not unique but is quite rare.