|Location||1 Narita, Narita-shi, |
Narita-san (成田山 "Narita mountain") Shinshō-ji (新勝寺 "New victory temple") is a
The temple was established in 940 to commemorate the victory of the forces dispatched from the
According to legend, the image of Acala became too heavy after the victory to move back to its home base, so a new temple on Narita-san, named Shinshō-ji (New Victory Temple), was built to enshrine it on the spot. The temple maintains that the original image is enshrined in the Main Hall, where it is displayed on special occasions, but art historians date the current image to no earlier than the 13th century.