During our holiday in the Japanese Alps, we stayed in the city Toyama. There we visited a very impressive shrine; 500 statues of disciples of Buddha, overlooking the city from a beautiful green hill just west of the city center. This place is magical, since all the statues have their own design, facial expressions and character. It is said that you when you touch the statues and it feels warm, they are your spiritual ancestor. I read this after we returned so I don’t know which one might have been a forefather!
A really beautiful place!