KUSU

The ancients perceived the world with animism. Even after Buddhism is spread in Japan, animism fuses with continental Buddhism and forms a unique culture of Shinto and Buddhism. A Buddha statue that tells the history of that religion and the form of prayer up to now. 

The early time Buddhism was introduced to Japan, almost all Buddha statues from the Asuka era(592-710)are made of camphor tree (KUSU). In the background, apart from foreign influences, it is necessary to consider various folk and mythological issues cultivated before the introduction of Buddhism. KUSU, which has become a large tree and has been used as an insect repellent since ancient times, is still worshiped as a sacred tree in various parts of Japan.