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Byodo-in Buddhist Temple in Uji

The temple’s Phoenix Hall, which looks into the country’s most famous reflecting pond, houses a marvelous statue of Amida Buddha made by Jocho, the most famous sculptor of Buddhist images, who lived during the late Heian Period (XIth century).

No wonder that there are plenty of books about this temple available: http://tinyurl.com/ByodoInTemple

  • Snowcat8 Russia (Private)
    7 years 7 months ago
    Phoenix Hall
    Такой вид меня заставил бы "зависнуть" на часок я думаю, любоваться... Эхххх, как же я хочу в Японию съездить, сил никаких нету!
    • Ikarushka Premium user United States (Private)
      7 years 7 months ago
      Да, этим храмом можно любоваться долго, только приехать надо пораньше (к 8-ми утра) - пока толп нет. Это общая рекомендация - для всех популярных мест, но для храмов она особенно актуальна, ибо какая медитативность в толпе?

      Я понимаю, что сил нету. Так что копите деньги :)
      Замечу: общественный транспорт там развит очень хорошо, так что без туров вполне можно обойтись и быть себе хозяином (с помощью хорошего путеводителя). Ещё очень помог бы GPS с хорошей картой (ибо по-английски там мало кто говорит), но мы обошлись без него.

      Как соберётесь, дайте знать: думаю, что много полезного могу посоветовать.

      --Галина
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Plum tree in bloom
    It looks so much like Japonica to me ! Very beautiful!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Drawing room
    Just love that Japonica!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Gallery leading to the Phoenix Hall
    Serenely beautiful!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    DSCN5819
    a lovely capture ,gorgeous reflections.......
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    In the Pure Land
    Indeed , it is very beautiful
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Central part of the Phoenix Hall
    Such perfect balance within the architecture !
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Bridge to the Phoenix Hall
    Picturesque !
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Children’s and teacher’s shoes at the entrance to the Phoenix Hall
    I love the childrens shoes arranged each side ,teahers at the head ,such a tiny but in fact enormous showing of respect !
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Terrace - Phoenix Hall
    & it does indeed make the waters edge look beautiful!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    Schoolgirls
    Very " English" type uniforms aren't they ?
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    Really? I did not know that they have uniforms in England... --Galina
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 6 months ago
    School tour
    Somehow I never dreamt that they would show so much of their lovely legs as young ladies in Japan , goes to show how one imagines so wrongly ,LOL!
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