The painted set of eyes of Hagyuji temple is influenced by temples in Nepal and Tibet. The Buddha eye expresses Ganriki, the power of the eye, carefully observing the minutiae of everything in the universe, whereas the nose symbolizes the searching mind of human beings and looking for the truth. Although this kind of design is extremely unusual in Japan, the temple is a rather serious one, having been visited by none other than the Dalai Lama. In the secret teachings , the important meanings are said to be the "The Goddess of Buddha's Eyes." The symbol of this goddess is the virtue of five eyes. The five eyes are: the naked eye, the celestial eye, the eye of wisdom, the eye of Daruma, and the Buddha eye.