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January 19, 2016

Kyoto, Japan

Sanjūsangen-dō | Kyoto, Japan

The Thousand Armed Kanoon's temple | It contains an army of statues in his likeness

Sanjūsangen-dō is a buddhist temple with a long main hall whose main deity is referred to as "The Thousand Armed Kanoon". What makes the dedication of this temple so special is the one thousand gold plated, cypress statues of his likeness. They stand in rows and columns to the left and right of the main statue. Heads up: No pictures are allowed while you are walking through the temple.

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