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Sanjusangen-do temple, Kyoto
Japan

Panorama in the Rengeō-in temple complex in Kyoto, Japan. The long hall to the west is Sanjūsangen-dō (三十三間堂), measuring a length of 120 metres long. The hall's name literally means 'Hall with thirty-three spaces between columns'.

Sanjūsangen-dō is registered as a National Treasure of Japan, and contains 1001 wooden statues of the Buddhist deity Sahasrabhuja-arya-avalokiteśvara (Thousand Armed Kannon).

The temple was originally constructed in 1164 by Taira no Kiyomori. The current building of Sanjūsangen-dō dates from 1266 after the original was destroyed in a fire. It has undergone four great renovations since the reconstruction.

Copyright: Dave Kennard
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10528x5264
Taken: 13/10/2009
Uploaded: 17/09/2013
Updated: 08/04/2015
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