Amida and Founder’s Hall at Higashi Honganji in Kyoto, Japan - Encircle Photos

22 Amida and Founder’s Hall at Higashi Honganji in Kyoto, Japan

At the center of the Higashi Honganji Temple are the Amida Hall on the left and the Founder’s Hall on the right. Amida-dō houses an image of Amida Buddha, Prince Shōtoku (the founder of Japanese Buddhism) plus the seven patriarchs of Pure Land Buddhism. Enshrined on the altar of Goei-dō is Shinran Shonin. He was a 13th century monk who founded Jōdo Shinshū. Together, these two wooden structures connected by a corridor stretch an incredible 420 feet. Both buildings date from 1895 after their predecessors were destroyed by fire in 1864.

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Karasuma Shichi-jō Agaru, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto 600-8505, Japan

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