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Mani-den on Mt.Shosha
Japan

This panorama was taken at Mani-den temple on Mt.Shosha, Himeji, Japan.

Here in Japan, we enjoy watching yellow-tinged leaves and crimson foliages in fall.

Mani-den is an architecturally beautiful temple built on a stage-like structure.

You can see the priests chanting sutra under our national flags.

Copyright: Kengo Shimizu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 23/11/2012
Uploaded: 23/11/2012
Updated: 25/04/2014
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Tags: japan; himeji; shosha; temple; nature; mountain
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