The Obaku sect is the newest schools of Buddhism that emerged before modern times in Japan. Manpukuji is the main temple, which was built under the direction of Souingenzenshi who was invited from Ming China. The building, statue of Buddha, ceremonial manners, and special meals for the monks are all Chinese style, and distinct from usual Japanese Buddhist temples.
There is a seated wooden statue of a monk called "Baisaou" from the mid-Edo era.
He opposed the Macha Tea Ceremony style used by Zen monks, so he started a life promoting Sencha; he would carry the tea utensils and perform tea ceremonies around Kyoto. He associated writers and artists, and popularized a Zen life and Sencha tea ceremony free from the traditional approach.