Isumi Izunadera

Izunadera is a Buddhist temple with a long history founded in the 9th Century.
The main deity of the temple is Tengu, a god who controls the wind and fire. Many people, especially fishermen, visit the temple to pray for safe sailing and protection from fire.
The main hall was rebuilt by master craftsmen in the Edo Period (18th Century)
The interior decoration features work designed and carved by the outstanding sculptor, Ihachi (1752-1824). Ihachi is known as a peerless master of carving waves. His work is said to have inspired the world-famous Ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai.
We’ll be able to see three of his masterpieces, openwork panels he created at the peak of his abilities.


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