At the beginning of the Kamakura Period, Taira- no-Munehira reestablished Mibu-dera Temple at its present location. But, the Jizo were destroyed by fire in 1257. The famous priest Engaku-juman Shonin collected funds to rebuild Mibu-dera Temple. He sponsored the yuzu-dainenbutsu-e ceremonial gatherings at Mibu-dera Temple. At this meeting, worshipers would chant the name of the Amida Buddha in a loud voice. It is said that Mibu-dera Kyogen evolved from Engaku's yuzu-dainenbutsu-e ceremonial gatherings.