December 29, 2013

Kongo-buji in Koya

Kongo-buji on Mount Koya. Kongo-buji is the ecclesiastic head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism, and was first built in 1593.

Hallways wrap around all sections of the temple.

The 2,340 square meter rock garden is the largest in Japan. The granite stones suggest a pair of dragons emerging from clouds to protect the temple.

They were selling sheets of bronze for 2,000 yen at the gift shop. You write your name and a wish onto the sheet, and it is then used to reconstruct a part of the roof.

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