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‘Sanjusangen-do’ — A splendid collection of Japanese Buddhist art Special

Kyoto - The Temple of Sanjusangen-do located in Kyoto, Japan, housing over 1000 wood-carved, gold-leaf-covered, statues of religious figures dating from the Thirteen Century, is one of the most outstanding cultural treasures of Japanese Buddhism.
 

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The 120-meter-long Main Hall of Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple  Kyoto  Japan.
The 120-meter-long Main Hall of Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple, Kyoto, Japan.
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Part of  the 1000 images of the Kannon Bodhisattva at Sanjusangen-do Temple. Some of the 28 attendan...
Part of the 1000 images of the Kannon Bodhisattva at Sanjusangen-do Temple. Some of the 28 attendants or Guardian Deities can be seen in the front row.
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Statue of Gobujo; this deity represents a heroic figure in armor with swords in both hands.
Statue of Gobujo; this deity represents a heroic figure in armor with swords in both hands.
Igor I. Solar reproduction of photo by Kozo Ogawa
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The 120-meter-long Main Hall of Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple  Kyoto  Japan.
The 120-meter-long Main Hall of Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple, Kyoto, Japan.
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Japanese-style garden at Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple  Kyoto  Japan.
Japanese-style garden at Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple, Kyoto, Japan.
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Statue of Nanda-ryu’o; this deity is believed to control meteorological phenomena according to peo...
Statue of Nanda-ryu’o; this deity is believed to control meteorological phenomena according to people’s wishes.
Igor I. Solar reproduction of photo by Kozo Ogawa
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Japanese-style garden at Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple  Kyoto  Japan. The Main Hall can be seen in ...
Japanese-style garden at Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple, Kyoto, Japan. The Main Hall can be seen in the background.
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Statue of Birubakusha; this deity lives with dragons and has a wide vision.
Statue of Birubakusha; this deity lives with dragons and has a wide vision.
Igor I. Solar reproduction of photo by Kozo Ogawa
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Kannon Bodhisattva  Goddess of Mercy and Compassion  is the principal image at Sanjusangen-do Temple...
Kannon Bodhisattva, Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, is the principal image at Sanjusangen-do Temple. Kannon (Sanskrit: Avalokitêśvara) is one of the most respected Buddhist deities in Japan.
Igor I. Solar reproduction of photo by Kozo Ogawa
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Statue of Taishaku-ten; this deity is a warrior-god because it can make rain for a good harvest  but...
Statue of Taishaku-ten; this deity is a warrior-god because it can make rain for a good harvest, but wears armor under the heavenly garment, ready for battle as a guardian of Buddhism.
Igor I. Solar reproduction of photo by Kozo Ogawa
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Statue of Missha-kongo; this deity is one of the pair of guardians known as  The Two Kings ; the sec...
Statue of Missha-kongo; this deity is one of the pair of guardians known as "The Two Kings"; the second member of the pair is Naraen-kengo.
Igor I. Solar reproduction of photo by Kozo Ogawa
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Statue of Makeishura; it corresponds to the Hindu God of Destruction  and holds a cane with a bird.
Statue of Makeishura; it corresponds to the Hindu God of Destruction, and holds a cane with a bird.
Igor I. Solar reproduction of photo by Kozo Ogawa
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Statue of Birurokusha; this deity has been considered the guardian of Buddhist teachings since ancie...
Statue of Birurokusha; this deity has been considered the guardian of Buddhist teachings since ancient days.
Kozo Ogawa
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Statue of Sañji-taisho; this deity represents the figure of a mighty heavenly general.
Statue of Sañji-taisho; this deity represents the figure of a mighty heavenly general.
Igor I. Solar reproduction of photo by Kozo Ogawa
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Statue of Kondai’o; this deity represents the figure of a divine general holding a weapon in his r...
Statue of Kondai’o; this deity represents the figure of a divine general holding a weapon in his right hand.
Igor I. Solar reproduction of photo by Kozo Ogawa
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