August 7, 2017

Vermilion Gate

Sanjūsangen-dō Temple, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
蓮華王院本堂(京都市東山区三十三間堂廻町)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Sanjūsangen-dō (三十三間堂) is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama District of Kyoto, Japan. Officially known as Rengeō-in (蓮華王院), or Hall of the Lotus King, Sanjūsangen-dō belongs to and is run by the Myohō-in (妙法院) temple, a part of the Tendai-shū (天台宗) of Buddhism. The temple name literally means Hall with thirty three spaces between columns, describing the architecture of the long main hall of the temple. (Read more...)

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