by / on June 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM / in Arashiyama, Gio-ji

A story of botched love: Gio-ji temple in Sagano, Kyoto!

Gio-ji temple of the Shingon Buddhist sect, formerly known as Ojo-in, is said to have been founded by Nembutsubo Tyochin, a disciple of priest Honen. Later it became to be called Gio-ji. The main building, reconstructed in 1895, enshrines the statue of Buddha Dainichi, who symbolizes oneness with the universe. There is also a statue of Taira no Kiyomori, a […]

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