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Buddha's House

The other day I was given a tour of a relatively new temple (new as in only a hundred and fifty years old) in Okazaki, Mikawa Betsuin, a pretty large temple near the downtown area of the city. It is a beautiful complex there.


After touring, I returned to the main temple hall and took a great many photos. This is the alter area there. You can see the statue of the Buddha there and the seat for the head priest in front, along with some scrolls containing sutras to chant.


I’m always impressed by the level of detail at these temples. Look at it all. I especially like the lotus blossoms on the cabinets at the back of the room.

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Taken on May 21, 2011