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Three-Storied Pagoda of Sumadera Temple in Kobe
Japan

This panorama was taken in front of the three-storied pagoda of Sumadera temple.

Sumadera temple was, according to ancient documents, built by a royal order in A.D. 886.

These days, the temple has many funny Buddhist statues such as a bear, kids, a turtle and so on to attract visitors.

Copyright: Kengo shimizu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Caricate: 27/12/2011
Aggiornato: 25/04/2014
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Tags: japan; kobe; temple; sumadera
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