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  1. Jizō

    Jizō

    Jizō statues next to the Maniden at the Engyoji. Jizō is a bodhisattva believed to protect children.
  2. Shōrō 鐘楼

    Shōrō 鐘楼

    The Shōrō (鐘楼 Bell tower) constructed in 1332.
  3. Kaizandō

    Kaizandō

    Kaizandō Temple at the Engyoji, an Important Cultural Property of Japan
  4. Jōgyōdō 常行堂

    Jōgyōdō 常行堂

    The Jōgyōdō Hall (常行堂) for meditation practice
  5. Jikidō 食堂

    Jikidō 食堂

    The Jikidō (食堂) Hall, also known as Nagado Hall, a refectory and an Important Cultural Property of Japan
  6. Dharma Chakra Buddha

    Dharma Chakra Buddha

    Dharma Chakra Buddha, the Teaching Buddha, at the Engyoji
  7. Daikōdō 大講堂

    Daikōdō 大講堂

    The Daikōdō (大講堂) lecture hall at the Engyōji, an Important Cultural Property of Japan
  8. Paper lanterns

    Paper lanterns

    Paper lanterns at the Maniden (圓教寺)
  9. Binzuru 賓頭盧

    Binzuru 賓頭盧

    Pindola Bharadvaja (in Japanese 賓頭盧, Binzuru, or 賓度羅跋囉惰闍, Bindora Baradaja) was one of four arhats asked by the Buddha to remain in the world to propagate Buddhist law (dharma). An arhat is a "worthy one" that has attained nirvana. Binzuru is said to have excelled in the mastery of occult and...
  10. Maniden 摩尼殿

    Maniden 摩尼殿

    Inside the Maniden (摩尼殿) at the Engyoji
  11. Maniden 摩尼殿

    Maniden 摩尼殿

    The main entrance to the Maniden (摩尼殿)
  12. Maniden 摩尼殿

    Maniden 摩尼殿

    The wooden structure supporting the Maniden (摩尼殿) at the Engyoji
  13. Maniden

    Maniden

    The Maniden (摩尼殿) at the Engyoji, rebuilt 1933.
  14. Votive stone plaques

    Votive stone plaques

    Votive stone plaques along the path leading up to the Engyoji
  15. Niomon Gate

    Niomon Gate

    The Niomon Gate is the main entrance to the Engyoji
  16. Shoshazan Engyoji Temple

    Travel Shoshazan Engyoji Temple

    Shoshazan Engyō-ji (書寫山圓教寺, "Temple of Complete Teachings") is a temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism located northwest of Himeji City. History Engyō-ji was founded in 966 on top of Mount Shosha (371m) by the priest Shōku Shōnin (性空上人, 910-1007) in what was then known as Harima Province...
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