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

24 Founder’s Hall Gate at Higashi Honganji in Kyoto, Japan

The most elaborate entry into the 23 acre Higashi Honganji is the Founder’s Hall Gate. The two-level, 92 foot gate was built in 1911. Inside are the images of the historical Buddha (Shakyamuni), his primary disciple (Ananda), and the future Buddha (Bodhisattva Maitreya). On top of the wooden structure are the words Shinshū Honbyō. This is the formal name of the Higashi Honganji Temple.

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

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