Japan65 Kyoto7 Higashi Honganji Temple

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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/japan65-kyoto7 Thank you! Higashi Honganji or, the Eastern Temple of the Original Vow, is one of two dominant sub-sects of Shin Buddhism in Japan and abroad, the other being Nishi Honganji. It is also the name of the head temple in Kyoto, a collection of buildings built in 1895 after a fire burned down the previous temple. Higashi Honganji was established in 1602 by the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu when he split the Shin sect in two (Nishi Honganji being the other) in order to diminish its power. The Higashi Honganji complex, officially known as Shinshū Honbyō, presently covers an area of 93,140 square meters. Its main hall, the Goeido is Kyoto's largest wooden structure and dedicated to Shinran, the sect's founder.

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JAPAN Kyoto Short but sweet touching trip 7

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Higashi Honganji or, the Eastern Temple of the Original Vow, is one of two dominant sub-sects of Shin Buddhism in Japan and abroad, the other being Nishi Honganji. It is also the name of the head temple in Kyoto, a collection of buildings built in 1895 after a fire burned down the previous temple. Higashi Honganji was established in 1602 by the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu when he split the Shin sect in two (Nishi Honganji being the other) in order to diminish its power.

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The Higashi Honganji complex, officially known as Shinshū Honbyō, presently covers an area of 93,140 square meters (about 23 acres), and is divided into two sections. The first includes the Founder's Hall and Amida Hall with their precincts, while the second covers several pavilions (inner halls).

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Karasuma street

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The grandest gate of The Higashi Honganji complex is the Goei-do-mon, the Founder’s Hall Gate which was completed in 1911.

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Goei-do-mon, the Founder’s Hall Gate

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Section of the tiled roof of Founder's Hall (Goei-do-mon)

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Goei-do-mon, the Founder’s Hall Gate

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Goei-do-mon, the Founder’s Hall Gate

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Goei-do-mon, the Founder’s Hall Gate details

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This gate has two stories and two roofs and is approximately 28 meters in height

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Lantern in the entrance gate

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The Imperial Messenger’s Gate, is also called the Chrysanthemum Gate, because it has two imperial chrysanthemum crests on its doors. This gate is normally kept closed, as it is strictly for the use of imperial messengers! The original gate here came from Fushimi Castle, but was destroyed in 1864. This reconstruction was completed in 1913

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The Amida-do-mon, or Amida Hall Gate is the southernmost entry point. The gate here was originally part of Fushimi Castle but given to the temple by Tokugawa Ieyasu after he had the castle dismantled. Unfortunately, the gate was completely destroyed by the fire of 1864, but the current gate is apparently a faithful reproduction which was completed in 1909 The Genkan-mon, or Formal Entrance Gate (1911) is normally kept closed

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The Bell Tower

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Amida Hall

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Bronze water dragon fountain

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The purification fountain near the entrance

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Bronze water dragon fountain

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The Higashi Honganji Founder's Hall (Goei-do)

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The Founder's Hall  (Goei-do) is the most important place in the temple complex, where the image of the founder Shinran is enshrined.

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The Founder's Hall (Goei-do)

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The Founder's Hall (Goei-do)

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The Founder's Hall (Goei-do) is located at the center of the precincts and is one of the largest wooden structures in the world, being 76 m in length, 58 m in width, 38 m in height

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The renovation of the Founder's Hall  (Goei-do) was completed in 2009

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The Founder's Hall (Goei-do)

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The Founder's Hall (Goei-do)

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The Founder's Hall (Goei-do)

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The Founder's Hall (Goei-do)

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The wooden walkway that connects the Founder’s Hall and the Amida Hall

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The Higashi Honganji Amida Hall

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The wooden walkway and the Amida Hall

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The Amida Hall

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The Amida Hall

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The Amida Hall

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There are some interesting exhibits on the wooden walkway

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Related to the tremendous human investment that went into the rebuilding of the temple in the late 19th century we can see a large wooden sled, one of many that were used to transport lumber from the mountains for the reconstruction

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Amida Hall

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Interior of Founders Hall

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The Founder's Hall (Goei-do)

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The Founder's Hall (Goei-do)

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The Founders Hall

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The Founder's Hall (Goei-do)

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Temple Bell Detail © Katrin Philippar

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Amida Hall

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Amida Hall is located to the left of the Founder's Hall, and the image of Amida Buddha is enshrined on the main altar Rebuilt 1895 Width 52m, Depth 47m, Height 29m, 108,000 roof tiles, 66 wooden pillars

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Amida Hall Naijin (altar area), decorated in gold, representing the world of the Pure Land

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The Founder's Hall (Goei-do)

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Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foi ş oreanu Nicoleta Leu Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi ş oreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound : Japan Buddhism Music 2016

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