Uji Byodoin and tea soba

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Uji Byodoin, the World Heritage Site

Byodoin Temple was built by the Regent, Fujiwara no Yorimich, by rebuilding the villa of Michinaga, his father in 1052. In 1053, the following year, Amidado was built, where Amitabha Tathagara is enshrinted, and is now called Hoo-do (Phoenix Hall). It is an elegant and ornate structure, in the image of  Palace in Jodo, Happy Heaven. Hoo-do has been repainted beautifully.

52 bodies of Unchu Kuyo Bosatsu

  are on the walls inside the Hoo-do.They are dancing and playing the variety of musical instruments in the clouds.It is pleasant to see them.

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