The statue of “Yakushinyoraizazou” that has Yosegizukuri structure made by cypress and is located in the main temple inToukouji was made in the Heianperiod.
The whole body of the statue is lacquered with Urushi, and its surface is covered with gold leaf. And the head is engraved with Rahotsu (typical hair shape of Buddha statue).
Because of the characteristic feature of the Heian period, the statue was designated as a nationally important cultural property. It is believed that if you chant Shingon mantra with full of appreciation, the statue will bring you health benefit.
Currently, the temple is managed by Shoukakuin temple (Tomari / Honjima), you need to get their permission to look at the statue in advance. There are many cherry trees. So we recommend you to visit there in Spring.