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Hasedera Temple in Kamakura: Divine Ear and Divine Will

Hasedera Temple in Kamakura: Divine Ear and Divine Will

These dynamic washi works, measuring 1.5 by 9.5 meters (in two locations on the walls) and 5.0 by 7.5 meters (in one location on the ceiling), were installed as part of the renovations commemorating 1300 years since the making of the Eleven-Headed Kannon statue.
Their designs are based on the concepts of being touched by the mercy of the divine ears, which can hear and distinguish all voices and sounds in the world, in the divine will (the center of the sky), spreading of the light of hope and the waves of wisdom.
The wall surfaces on either side of the Eleven-Headed Kannon feature designs that symbolize hearing the voices of suffering and offering waves of salvation, and the ceiling expresses those waves and the light of hope spreading, intersecting and fill the space.

Hasedera Temple in Kamakura: Divine Ear and Divine Will

Hasedera Temple in Kamakura: Divine Ear and Divine Will

Hasedera Temple in Kamakura: Divine Ear and Divine Will

Hasedera Temple in Kamakura: Divine Ear and Divine Will