Temples

TempleBuddhist temple is place where priests and nuns reside to practice ascetic exercises and hold Buddhist ceremonies and where Buddhist images are enshrine. At the entrances is two-story temple gate, then come buildings such as the main temple, an auditorium, a pagoda, a bell tower. Almost all the roots are titled.

Also, people graves in Japan are generally located on temple grounds. People go to temples during Bon festival and equinoctial week for making visit to grave of their ancestors, and relatives gather on the anniversaries of the dead and have priests recite sutras in the temple. On the other hands, there are numerous temples in Kyoto and have been identified as places as place of sightseeing interest. People visit such temples for the pleasure of appreciating the structures and the Buddhist images.

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