Bentendô -Benten Hall
The beautiful statue of the goddess Benten is supposed to have been carved by Jigaku Daishi in the Heian era. Benten is supposed to protect people born in the Year of the Snake. She promotes intelligence, happiness and skillfulness. She also brings good luck in business so that it is said that to pray to her, you should also give money. You should not approach as a couple. If you do, and pray for a good relationship, it will have the opposite effect. The pond in front of the Bishamondô is called Game no Ike, or Toad Pond. When it was drained for repairs to the dam in 1990, many broken dishes from the end of the Heian era were found.