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Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple Opening

  • April 15-2010
  • Chikako Takemoto
  • Kyoto

I went to Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple, the Shin Busshism sect, to see its special opening only in this season. Its main hall is amazingly magnificent! This temple has several events in this year to commemorate the 750′s memorial of the high priest Shinran’s death.

The Shoin style building of Nishi-Hongan-ji has a lot of treasures such like the noh stage constructed by a famous shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the transom windows with the elaborate patterns, the sliding doors paintings etc. I felt the Japanese Buddhism arts are so great!

This is a Chinese style gate called Karamon.

Special Opening : until April 15th, free of charge


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