Daihonzan Daisho-in

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Temple filled with Buddhist Statues

Temple filled with Buddhist Statues

Daisho-in is a historic Japanese temple complex located closely to the famous Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island. Daisho-in is the 14th temple in the Cugoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimate and is famous for the autumn maple trees color. The temple is said to have a flame which has burned since the temple was founded, over 1200 years ago. The Temple was founded by the monk Kukai, also known as Kobo-Daishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism. The temple was the former administrator of the Itsukushima shrine before the Meiji Restoration splint Shinto and Buddhism in 1868. The temple ground houses hundreds of Buddhist statues along the paths. The temple is often considered an ideal spot to visit in Autumn, when the red and orange leaves fall next to the statues.

Image courtesy of Kanpai-Japan

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