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Buddhist temples

Japanese temples dating from the Nara (710-794), Heian (794-1195), Kamakura (1195-1333) and Muromachi (1333-1460) periods are often very beautiful and there is a large number of them clustered around the ancient capitals of Nara, Kyoto and Kamakura. Although most temples were destroyed in the Onin Wars (1467-1477), many have been rebuilt several times following their original design.

Temple names and buildings

Japanese temple names have the suffix "dera, ji, in", or occasionally "an". The first two indicate a main temple, with "dera" being the Japanese reading of the characters and "ji" being the original Chinese reading. The "in" suffix normally indicates a sub-temple, and "an" denotes an arbour or cottage. Gardens usually have the suffix "en". A "do" suffix is added to the names of halls within a temple. The most common hall names are Hondo or Kondo (Main Hall), Kodo (Lecture Hall) and Kannon-do (Kannon Hall). An Okuno-in is an inner sanctuary dedicated to a specific person, usually Kobo Daishi, Japan's great "saint," or a temple's founder. Monzeki temples are those whose head priest was by tradition a member of the imperial family. They are identified by five parallel white lines on the outer wall.

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Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
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Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
Heian Imperial Palace in Kyoto
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