Itsutsuji Fudo

Oita 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 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.

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