Named after Manjushri, wisest of the Bodhisattva, Monju Senji Temple on the Kunisaki Peninsula in Kyushu thrived as the early hub of Buddhist culture in Japan. Countless stone statues, many carved into cliffs, still survive into the present day. This area contains more than 60% of Japan's Buddhist images carved on large rock outcrops, cliffs or in caves and movable statues carved from stone. Kyushu is credited as the source of Japanese civilization, from which the seeds of culture were planted throughout the islands. Archaeological findings suggest that Kyushu was the earliest inhabited area of Japan. Records show that first contact with mainland Asia and Buddhism originated in Kyushu.
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