Saturday, June 19, 2010

Chuson-ji Temple

Konjikido (Golden Hall)


Hondo (Main Hall)


Chuson-ji Temple

Chuson-ji Temple is located in Hiraizumi. Iwate Prefecture, 2 hour and a half drive from Misawa. We went to this trip the same day when we went to Geibi Gorge (from my previous post).

At first, I thought Chuson-ji temple was just a one huge temple, but I was wrong the temple itself consists of halls, museums and other buildings which you can see on my above pictures.

The Golden Hall or Konjikido is the only remaining example of a building from the Fujiwara era which can be found in Chuson-ji Temple. The mummified remains of four generations of Fujiwara lords rest inside the daises.

The Main Hall (Hondo) is the center for services and rituals. Most of Buddhist services take place in the Main Hall.

Note: No cameras allowed inside the Main Hall and Golden Hall but you can check their website to see what's inside the hall, here it is:


Anonymous said...

It all looks fresh and painted in your pics. I was there a long, long time ago.

Joy said...

It certainly has an 'old' feel to it. And you do travel round! How much more time do you have left in Japan?

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Missy said...

Abe- thanks for visiting me, I'm amazed that you've been here a long time ago ;-) at least now you can compare the difference

Joy- I have only 3 more months left before we leave Japan but we'll be out of the country in August

dong ho said...

dying in envy of the areas that i didnt visit in japan. so beautiful!

Missy said...

Dong- thanks for visiting my other posts here ;-) you can still go back to Japan anyway hehehe