Chion-in Photos

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Chion-in (知恩院 Chion-in?) in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan is the headquarters of the Jōdo-shū (Pure Land Sect) founded by Hōnen (1133-1212), who proclaimed that sentient beings are reborn in Amida Buddha's Western Paradise (Pure Land) by reciting the nembutsu, Amida Buddha's name. The vast compounds of Chion-in include the site where Hōnen…
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Chion-in's Main Hall "Mieido"

Sanmon (National Treasure Of Japan)


Tahōtō (Pagoda)