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Typhoon No. 20 ('Cimaron') left flooded rivers, disrupted train services and several thousands of households without electricity in its wake, but...
Jizō statues next to the Maniden at the Engyoji. Jizō is a bodhisattva believed to protect children.
The Shōrō (鐘楼 Bell tower) constructed in 1332.
Roof gable at the Matsudaira tombs at the Engyoji
Kaizandō Temple at the Engyoji, an Important Cultural Property of Japan
A frozen stone fountain at the Engyoji
The Jōgyōdō Hall (常行堂) for meditation practice
The Jikidō (食堂) Hall, also known as Nagado Hall, a refectory and an Important Cultural Property of Japan
Dharma Chakra Buddha, the Teaching Buddha, at the Engyoji
The Daikōdō (大講堂) lecture hall at the Engyōji, an Important Cultural Property of Japan
Paper lanterns at the Maniden (圓教寺)
Pindola Bharadvaja (in Japanese 賓頭盧, Binzuru, or 賓度羅跋囉惰闍, Bindora Baradaja) was one of four arhats asked by the Buddha to remain in the world to...
Inside the Maniden (摩尼殿) at the Engyoji
The main entrance to the Maniden (摩尼殿)
The wooden structure supporting the Maniden (摩尼殿) at the Engyoji
The Maniden (摩尼殿) at the Engyoji, rebuilt 1933.
Votive stone plaques along the path leading up to the Engyoji
The Niomon Gate is the main entrance to the Engyoji
View from Engyoji with Himeji in the background
Shoshazan Engyō-ji (書寫山圓教寺, "Temple of Complete Teachings") is a temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism located northwest of Himeji City.