Friday, 29 March 2013


Ai sent me this stunning sunset view from Kyoto a few week ago, with To-ji temple in the forefront.  
Tō-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect. It once had a partner, Sai-ji and, together, they stood alongside the Rashomon, gate to the Heian capital. It was formally known as Kyō-ō-gokoku-ji ( meaning The Temple for the Defense of the Nation by Means of the King of Doctrines) which indicates that it previously functioned as a temple providing protection for the nation. The 5-storied pagoda of To-ji temple, with the height of 55 m, is the highest in Japan. Tō-ji is located in Minami-ku near the intersection of Ōmiya Street and Kujō Street, southwest of Kyoto Station

The whole back of this card is fantastic - the  insect stamps with special postmark, the message, the stickers... Ai put quite an effort. Thanks you very very much!

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