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Byodo-in Buddhist Temple in Uji

The temple’s Phoenix Hall, which looks into the country’s most famous reflecting pond, houses a marvelous statue of Amida Buddha made by Jocho, the most famous sculptor of Buddhist images, who lived during the late Heian Period (XIth century).

No wonder that there are plenty of books about this temple available: http://tinyurl.com/ByodoInTemple

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Phoenix Hall (Ho’odo)  reflecting in the pond in front
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Phoenix Hall (Ho’odo) reflecting in…
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Phoenix Hall
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Phoenix Hall
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School tour
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Schoolgirls
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Schoolgirls
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Terrace - Phoenix Hall
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Terrace - Phoenix Hall
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Children’s and teacher’s shoes at the entrance to the Phoenix Hall
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Children’s and teacher’s shoes at th…
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Bridge to the Phoenix Hall
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Bridge to the Phoenix Hall
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Phoenix Hall
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Phoenix Hall
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Central part of the Phoenix Hall
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Central part of the Phoenix Hall
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Amida Buddha as seen across the pond
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Amida Buddha as seen across the pond
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The garden, representing the Pure Land
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The garden, representing the Pure La…
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In the Pure Land
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In the Pure Land
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Phoenix Hall
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Phoenix Hall
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Roof of the Phoenix Hall
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Roof of the Phoenix Hall
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Gallery leading to the Phoenix Hall
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Gallery leading to the Phoenix Hall
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Drawing room
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Drawing room
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Saishoin
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Plum tree in bloom
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Plum tree in bloom
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