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Kiyomizu-dera (Pure Water) temple was founded around 780 and remains associated with the Hosso sect, one of the oldest sects of Japanese Buddhism. The temple is dedicated to Juichimen Kannon (the 11-faced Goddess of Mercy).

This is the main hall, last rebuilt in 1629. It is set into a steep hillside and suspended on giant pillars. The balcony overlooks a peaceful wooded glade with an old 3-tier pagoda on the opposite side. Always a popular site, the balcony was mobbed the day we vistied by school kids looking to practice their English on any willing westerner.

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  • Copyright: Howard Goldberg (xtxhoward) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 177] (517)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2005-11-12
  • Categories: Architettura
  • Esposizione: f/3.6, 1/320 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2007-07-09 7:14
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