Kawanaka fudō

The Fudō Myō-ō engraved on the massive rock sits like an island in the middle of the river as if he is guarding the flow not to run wild.

Fudō Myō-ō controls the flow of the river

This deity resides on a rock of the Nagaiwaya river that flows beside the famous Tannenji temple. Carved on its surface, the 3m-tall Fudō Myō-ō is flanked by two attendants: Kongara Dōji and Seitaka Dōji. These deities are curved in this particular location to control the hostile river, which repeatedly flooded the area after heavy rains. We can observe the rustic facial expression of Fudō Myō-ō from the small shrine on the opposite shore.


The Tennenji across the river is a beautiful rusty temple. It situates at the foot of a towering rocky mountain.


Going over the bridge and down to the riverbed, there is a path leading to the small shrine.


Address:Nagaiwaya, Bungotakada city