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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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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Japanese-style garden at Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple  Kyoto  Japan.
Japanese-style garden at Sanjusangen-do Buddhist Temple, Kyoto, Japan.
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
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
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 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
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.