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11-headed Kanzeon (Hase Kannon)





Kamakurafs Hasedera Temple

The Origins of Kamakurafs Hasedera Temple
According to legend, in 721 AD the pious monk Tokudo Shonin discovered a large camphor tree in the mountain forests near the village of Hase in the Nara region. He realized the trunk of the tree was so large that it provided enough material for carving two statues of the eleven-headed Kannon. The statue he commissioned to be carved from the lower part of the truck was enshrined in Hasedera Temple near Nara; the statue from the upper half (actually the larger of the two) was thrown into the sea with a prayer that it would reappear to save the people. Fifteen years later in 736 on the night of June 18, it washed ashore at Nagai Beach on the Miura Peninsula not far from Kamakura, sending out rays of light as it did. The statue was then brought to Kamakura and a temple was constructed to honor it. Since time immemorial, Hasedera Temple has been known as the 4th station among the 33 holy places in the Kanto area.



Hours of Operation
8 AM to 5:00 PM (Mar. thru Sept.)
8 AM to 4:30 PM (Oct. thru Feb.)
Open every day of the year

Admission Fees
\300 (Adults, 12 and over)
\100 (Children)

Group Rates (30 or more)
\250 (Adults, 12 and over)
\50 (Children)
Parking Fees
\300 per 30 min. (Passenger Cars)
\1,000 per 30 min. (Large-sized Vehicles and Buses)
No reservations accepted

Hasedera Temple
3-11-2 Hase,Kamakura City, Kanagawa

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