Watered Fudo-myo’o

Watered Fudo-myo'oBetween the bell tower and Mie-do you will see this covered shrine tucked away a small distance from the main path. This is a shrine to Fudo-myo’o (不動明王), a protector deity known as Acalanatha or just Acala in Sanskrit. The “fudo” in Japanese means “immovable,” and is a reference to Acala’s ability to remain unmoved by worldly temptations. At this shrine Fudo-myo’o is worshipped by pouring water over a statue of Acala. Visitors use long-handled ladles to collect spring water from beneath the large stone the statue sits upon to pour it over the statue.Watered Fudo-myo'o