Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple, Kyoto

This temple belongs to the Pure Land sect of Buddhism. Its garden is filled with many stone monuments and stone images of Buddhist deities. Adashino area used to be a graveyard. In the 9th century, a high priest is said to have buried a thousand stone Buddhist statues along a river flowing in Adashino, to pray for the souls of the people buried here. He also established a temple here, considered to be the origin of the current one. The main hall of the temple was reconstructed in 1712.


























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