The sixteen Rakans and The seven Buddhas from Shikoku Island

The sixteen Rakans (Edo period)

Rakan, also known as immortality, murder, and servant, is the highest position that practitioners can achieve, does not live in a world of hesitation, destroys annoyed thieves, and has innumerable merits. The saints who are qualified to participate in the memorial service are called Rakan, and have been known since ancient times as the 16 Rakans and the 500 Rakans. In Zen Buddhism, it is customary to worship on the roof of the Sanmon or at the Rakan-do as a venerable person who protects Buddhism.

The seven Buddhas from Shikoku Island (Edo period)

In the 6th year of Genroku (1693, Edo period), Shoya of the Shioda group (the left bank of the Chikuma River in Ueda City) applied for a pilgrimage, and by soliciting Muramura, he asked a Buddhist priest in Shikoku to make a statue of the 88 temples in Shikoku. It was made by soliciting several people to the temples of Shioda, and by pilgrimages that are familiar to them while staying at home, the merit of pilgrimage to the 88 temples of Shikoku was taken into consideration. Seven bodies are enshrined in this mountain.