Shorinji is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect located in Sakurai City ,Nara Prefecture. The temple was founded in 712 by Joe , the eldest son of Fujiwara no Kamatari who was the founder of the Fujiwara clan. Shorinji was established as a guardian temple for the Fujiwara clan. The main deity of this temple is Koyasu Enmei Jizo. The Jiso is worshipped as a Jizo of safe delivery and child-birth. The Jizo statue, carved in the Edo Period, is made of stone colored and is the largest of its kind in the Yamato area.