Kaidan-in was first built in 761; the present hall dates to the 17th century. Originally part of Kanzeon-ji, it later came to be administered separately.
The seated statue of Rushana Buddha (毘盧遮那仏), from the late Heian period, is located in Kaidan-in's worship hall. Rushana is a form of the cosmic Buddha, Dainichi (Vairocana). The deity was introduced in the Nara period. It is important cultural properties designated by the government.
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