Iwao No Sekibutsugun (Iwao Group of Buddha)
Kannon of Iwaohana
Crossing Iwao Bridge of Joetsu Nadachi-ku, in the lower Seto areas, visitors can see a group of Budda statues called "Kannon of Severe Noses" at the foot of the cliff.
Located at the most difficult point of Nadachi valley, during the Edo era, children and monks were thrown in the river, and they feared that it was the work of the dragon.
After the first statue of Kannon had been made to protect from the works of the dragon during the during the Bunsei year ( 1818 - 1830), another 33 statues of Kannon were made and were moved to the current location.
|Name of places:||Iwao No Sekibutsugun (Iwao Group of Buddha)|
|Address:||Seto, Nadachi-ku, Joetsu-shi, Niigata|
|Traffic access(train):||Take the Echigo Tokimeki Railway Nihonkai Hisui Line to Nadachi Station. From there it's 20 minutes by car.|
|Traffic access(bus):||Take the Kubiki Bus to Shimoseto and 5 minutes walk.|
|Traffic access(car):||By Hokuriku Expressway: 30 minutes drive from Nadachi-Tanihama IC Exit.|
|Tel:||025-537-2121 (Nadachi District General Office)|
|Average time to see:||15min
|Car parking:||No parking area|