Monday, June 9, 2014

Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple - Sagano

Adashino Nenbutsu-ji is located in Sagano part of Kyoto which is a nice area to travel around in. Kukai is said to have founded the temple in 811 and then it was altered by Honen. It is in an area that is believed the people use toe abandon bodies to the elements. Now there is 8,000 Buddhist statues that are around the complex to honor the dead and during a ceremony they light candles on 1,000 of them.

I was surprised that there were that many statues. 

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There were a lot of different kinds of statues on the grounds...

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There was this pagoda looking statue in the middle of this heavily condensed area of statues.

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There is bamboo out behind the main buildings that lead to a grave yard...

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Here was a headless statue.

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The elements have gotten to these statues for awhile.

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I thought this was really adorable in this area of moss...

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Thanks for looking!
info from Wikipedia 

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