Rakanji Silver Homage - 64.2 Rakanji 羅漢寺 is a Shingon Buddhism temple built in 1776 to hold 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. The jizo statues were placed here for those who died while mining silver, do that they may rest in peace. The technique for building the arched stone bridges leading to the temple was brought to Japan from China.