It takes 30 minutes from Osaka city to Tondabayashi station by Kintetsu railways. A 10-minutes walk will take you to the historic town.
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|The history (origin)
The Buddha of Healing iYakushi Nyoraij, which is laid in the present premise out of the precinct of Jyokokuji Buddhist Temple alongside Minami Kaisho-cho street, is a seated statue made of dry lacquer with a red swastika being pictured in heart, and the beautiful curves such as clothes in particular are artistic.
It is friendly called as Koibumi Yakushi or Buhhda of Love Letters. According to the ancient folklore, many love letters of young men and women of the believers were laid up one after another inside the Buddha statue, which were plastered by lacquer and then gold leaf was finally coated on the surface. The statue of a merciful face grants trouble and wish of the villager. Once a baby was born, the first mother's milk used to be offered praying for healthy growth. Many people had great faith in the Buddha.
On the occasions of the great festival before the Meiji era, many stalls
such as mizumanjyu or buns bakers, garden plant market and traditional dolls were
opened , surrounding the Yakushido. Such events as dancing and chanting
party were prosperously performed day after day. The Buddha of Healing
(Yakushi Nyorai) was worshiped as a guardian deity by the people of neighboring villages, praying for good health and happiness.
Yakushi great festival is now held on the evening of July 6 and 7, every year.
Yakushi great festival - July
Yakushi great festival - July
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The history (origin)
It is friendly called as Koibumi Yakushi or Buhhda of Love Letters. According to the ancient folklore, love letters of young men and women of the believers were laid up one after another inside the Buddha statue, which were then plastered by lacquer and gold leaf was finally coated on the surface.
The night stalls used to be opened on June 6, June 16 and June 26 every
year along Minami Kaisho-cho street near Yakushido, according to Jinaimachi
town Bulletin dated July 16, 2004.
It is now held on July 6 and 7.
along Minami Kaisho-cho street
Town Community Center)
9-29, Tondabayashi-cho, Tondabayashi city, Osaka, 584-0033, Japan
open 10a.m. until 5 p.m.
closed on Monday
Available at Jinaimachi Visitor Center (Jinaimachi Kouryuukan), Jinaimachi Center and Jinaimachi Tenbou Hiroba (Viewing Terrace)
Road width is very narrow in Jinaimachi town. If traveling by car, please use Tondabayashi Municipal east parking newly opened in February 2014 (Toll parking).
You can park the minibus for groups and passenger cars for general use.
Only one parking lot available for minibus, you must book it in advance
with Tondabayashi City Hall. A 15-minute walk to the Jinaimachi Visitor
Center and 5 minute walk up to the former Sugiyama family house, an important
national cultural property.
You will note that the large tourist bus for groups is requested to be
parked at the Tondabayashi City Hall No. 2 parking lot alongside the old
Route 170 (It must be booked in advance to City Hall). 20-minute walk to the Jinaimachi
Visitor Center and 10 minute walk up to the former Sugiyama family house,
an important national cultural property. Thank you in advance for your
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