Bronze statue of Nichiren Shonin


Nichiren-san of Hakata" stands in Chiyo-no-Matsubara and watches over history

A standing statue of Nichiren Shonin, a Buddhist monk of the Kamakura period and the founder of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism, stands in Higashi Park in Hakata Ward. It is said to be the third largest bronze statue in Japan after the Great Buddha in Nara and the Great Buddha in Kamakura.
The bronze statue stands approximately 10.66 meters tall and weighs 75 tons. It holds a prayer bead in its right hand and a scroll of "Rissho Ankokuron" in its left hand.
It is said that Nichiren Shonin predicted and correctly predicted the invasion of the Yuan army twice in his "Rissho Ankoku Ron" , during the "Bun'ei no Eki" and "Kouan no Eki". This bronze statue was erected in East Park, the site of that ancient battle, to comfort the spirits of the war dead and to pray for world peace.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 812-0045 福岡県福岡市博多区東公園7-11
Address 7-11 Higashi Koen, Hakata-ku, Fukouka-city, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 092-651-1259(日蓮聖人銅像護持教会)
Fax Number 092-651-1259
Car Park 60 units
Large Parking Lot 3 units
Access ·5 minutes walk from Subway Maidasi-Kyudaibyoinmae Station
·Approx. 3 minutes walk from JR Yoshizuka Station
·Nishitetsu Bus: 2 minutes walk from Yoshizuka Ekimae Station
Remarks Built : November 8, 1904

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