Monday, 2 July 2012

Japan



Colorful postcard, isn't it? It reached my mailbox, who is very happy these days by the way, just few days ago. The one who made my mailbox, and me, happy is Kenji of Japan.
The postcards shows Byodo-in, a Buddhist temple in Uji, Japan. This temple was built in 998 as a villa of Fujiwara no Michinaga, one of the most powerful members of the Fujiwara clan. In 1052, the villa was changed to a Buddhist temple. The most famous building in the temple is the Phoenix Hall, also called the Amida Hall, constructed in 1053. It is the only remaining original building, surrounded by a scenic pond, just one of numerous pounds that can be found all around Japan.



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