Amidado Altar at Nishi Honganji in Kyoto, Japan - Encircle Photos

19 Amidado Altar at Nishi Honganji in Kyoto, Japan

This altar is inside Amida Hall, the primary place of worship (hondō) at Nishi Honganji Temple. It is dedicated to Amida Buddha. The name Amitābha means “Infinite Light.” According to the teachings of Pure Land Buddhism professed by Hōnen during his life (1133-1212), anyone who believes in Amida and calls his name will be reborn. The Hall of Amida Buddha was constructed in 1760.

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Japan, 〒600-8501 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Shimogyō-ku, Monzenchō

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