Rakan at Daienji Temple in Tokyo

Daienji-Rakan-1
Daienji-Rakan-1

Rakan or Arhats were the five hundred disciples of the Buddha. Although my favorite place to see stone statues of rakan is Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple in Kyoto, Daienji Temple in Tokyo also has unique statues of rakan in a very different style. If you are interested in Buddhist statues such as rakan and jizo as I am, the best source of information I have found is the website onmarkproductions.