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Hokan-ji Temple (Yasaka Pagoda), Kyoto, Japan
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Founded in 589, Hokan-ji was dedicated to the five great nyorai, but it is now little more than a pagoda surrounded by residential buildings near Yasaka Shrine.

Ref: http://www.taleofgenji.org/hokanji.html

Copyright: Thomas humeau
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Hochgeladen: 29/01/2012
Aktualisiert: 01/03/2012
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