March 25, 2013

Honmonji Temple, Part 2

Honmonji Temple, continued. 

Pigeons take a drink out of the water basin where visitors purify their hands. 

 The bell tower. The bell on the left is was burned and damaged during the War. 

The five-story pagoda, built in 1608, has been designated as an important cultural property of Japan. According to the website, the pagoda has been reinforced to withstand a magnitude seven earthquake.

It stands in the center of the cemetery area.

The pagoda features three animals on each side, featuring the twelve animals of the zodiac.


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