In the grounds of the Nokufuji Temple, stands the Daibutsu, a sedent bronze Buddha, approximately 48 feet high. Erected in 1891, as a gift by a local paper merchant, the hollow statue features an altar to Amida, the primary deity of the Buddhist Pure Land Sect. The focal point of Wright’s image is the monumental statue, which towers above the scene. The view to the seated figure is framed on either side by rows of store fronts and buildings that lead to the shrine.