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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
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Geüpload: 27/12/2011
Geüpdatet: 25/04/2014
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