Onoji temple located at Uda City, Nara, which was build by Enno Ozunu in 681. Ōno-ji is best known for its 11.5 meter tall stone sculpture of bodhisattva Maitreya, carved across the Uda River (宇田川), to the north of the temple. The sculpture was ordered by abdicated Emperor Go-Toba, in response to monk Gaen (雅縁) of Kōfuku-ji. A mason from Song is believed to have done the sculpture between 1207 and 1209. Other treasures held by the temple include the wooden Jizō bodhisattva image (Important Cultural Property).
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Keywords:Buddhism, Emperor Go-Toba, En no Gyōja, En no Ozunu, Japan, Nara, bodhisattva Maitreya, Ōno-ji temple,, 大野寺, 役小角, 役行者, 後鳥羽天皇