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妙心寺 退蔵院 余香苑-Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple,autumn colors,Kyoto
Japan
Copyright: Kudo Kenji Photograph
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8800x4400
Taken: 28/11/2012
Uploaded: 11/12/2012
Updated: 24/04/2014
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Tags: kyoto; taizoin; myoshin-ji; autumn colors
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