- Daruma-ji Temple
- Hommachi, Oji-cho, Kitakatsuragi-gun, Nara
- According to the Nihon Shoki – known as the first Japanese history book – in December 613 Prince Shotoku came across a hungry man lying on the side of the road. Although he gave the man food, drink and clothing, the man died.
The saddened Prince Shotoku made a grave for the man.Later, the hungry man whom Prince Shotoku had helped came to be thought of as an incarnation of Bodhidharma Daishi (""Daruma""). The main hall of Darumaji Temple is built on the site said to be the grave of Bodhidharma.
The wooden figure of Prince Shotoku and the wooden seated figure of Bodhidharma are Important Cultural Properties.
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- October 2012
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