Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kozan-Ji Temple, Japan

Japan-2, originally uploaded by Abhishek Chandra.

Kozan-ji, or Toganoo-san Kozan-ji, is an Omuro Buddhist temple located in Ume-ga-hata Toganoo-cho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple was founded by famous monk Myoe and is renowned for its numerous national treasures and important cultural properties, in particular the famous picture scroll called Choju-giga. The temple celebrates Biyakkoshin, Zenmyoshin and Kasuga Myojin, as well as the temple's tutelary Shinto deity. In 1994, it was registered as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto".


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