Itsutsuji Fudo


Itsutsuji Fudo marks the furthest and highest extent of Kyu-Sento-ji’s grounds. A small shrine clings to the sheer rock face, from which panoramic views across Kunisaki over the Seto Inland Sea to Himeshima and beyond to Honshu are a fitting reward for making the climb.

On the way up, the sharp eyed will have noticed a figure standing proud and stock still gazing out over the scenery. A life-sized cast iron effigy, it was placed here in recent years by Anthony Gormley, the famed British artist, as his tribute to the serenity of this area.

Japan, Oita, Kunisaki, Kunimimachi Imi, 伊美港

At a glance

A sacred site that affords great views across the surrounding area. An artwork by Anthony Gormley sited here adds an extra frission to the natural beauty.

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