Magaibutsu Cliff Shrine
The Buddhist shrine of Magaibutsu was occupied from late Heian times onward. The three Kamakura-era medallions, high up on the cliff face, represent Fudo, Comet, and Yakushi. Two additional medallions, now weathered, represent Eclipse and Bishamon. The combination of deities has astronomical, astrological, and protective significance, in accord with the esoteric Buddhist (Tendai) affiliation of the shrine. Additional carvings include Amida (far right, in line with the medallions), stupas (bottom, center), and other Buddhist figures.