Statue of Confucius

This is a gilt bronze statue which was cast by a famous craftsman lived in Kyoto. Neo-Confucianism scholar Nakamura Tekisai requested the craftsman to make it in accordance with the delegation of Okayama province.This is a statue sitting on the chair, and it’s 90 cm height and it is enshrined in the octagonal, vermilion-lacquered special case named Seigan.

At the innermost Taiseiden(Main Hall), statue of Confucius is enshrined. And the ceremony  named as “Sekisai” is held on the 4th Satuaday every year to honor virtue of Confucius, founder of Confucianism .

This statue is specially opened 6 times every year, including Yomihajime( first reading of the year ) on January 4 and Sekisai( see above ) on the 4th Satuaday of October.