Webmaster visited Choan-ji Temple in Hakone last week.
Access: Tokyo (shinkansen 0:37) Odawara (bus 0:50) Sengoku (walk 0:05) @
You can encounter the stone statues of Rakan, there. Rakan are the honorific title of Buddhist disciples who have attained the high status of spirit.
Choan-ji temple started to make and set the statues in its precincts since 1985, and the work is still going on. Naturally, each Rakan has distinct feature.
You may find your favorite one.