Rakanji Silver Homage - Gohyaku-Rakan Rakanji is a Shingon Buddhism temple built in 1776 to hold a memorial services for local silver miners. There are about 500 Jizo statues in the temple’s caves all with different facial expressions. The jizo are well preserved thanks to the caves. Actually 501 stone statues are placed in here for those who died while silver mining to rest in peace. The technique for building these arched stone bridges leading to the temple was brought to Japan from China.