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Chion-in Temple, Kyoto
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A bridge over a lily pond at Chion-in (知恩院) temple, in Kyoto, Japan. The bridge leads to a columbarium (納骨堂; Nōkotsu-dō).

Chion-in is the headquarters of the Jōdo-shū (Pure Land Sect) of Japanese Buddhism, which was founded by Hōnen. Genchi, Hōnen's disciple, founded the temple in 1234 in memory of his master. Many of the temple buildings were burnt down in 1633, and were subsequently rebuilt with help from the shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu.

Copyright: Dave Kennard
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Uploaded: 16/05/2012
Updated: 01/09/2014
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Tags: lily pond; bridge; nokotsu-do; chion-in; japan; kyoto; buddhist temple
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