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Kakure Sanzaru at Torioi Kannon: Find the Monkeys for Good Luck!

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Located in Nishiaizu-machi, Fukushima Prefecture, Torioi Kannon (Nyoho-ji Temple) is counted as one of the Japan Heritage Aizu 33 Kannon. At this temple, there are carvings of three monkeys called Kakure Sanzaru that were made by Hidari Jingoro, a renowned sculptor of the Edo period. Each of the carvings has a specific story behind it, and it is believed to be a sign of good luck for anyone who can find all three monkeys.
In this video, a priest of Nyoho-ji Temple will talk about the meaning and history behind Kakure Sanzaru.