19.Shofukuji Temple and Related Cultural Assets
Cultural Asset Data
|Name||Shofukuji Temple and Related Cultural Assets|
|Address||1228-1 Fukada Kita, Asagiri-cho, Kuma-gun, Kumamoto|
|Mapcode||333 331 264*30|
|Contact||0966-45-7226 (Asagiri Town Board of Education)|
In the distant past, Shofukuji was the family shrine of the Sue clan, a local land-owning family. During the Sengoku period (15th to 17th centuries), it persisted under the protection of the Sagara clan. The wooden statue here of Bishamonten, one of the Four Heavenly Kings in Buddhist belief, was constructed at the end of the Heian period (12th century), and is the largest of its kind in the prefecture.