Notes on the Geography of Japan: Higashi-Honganji: Photo 1
Founder's Hall, dedicated to the Amida Buddha. This is a populist strain of Buddhism, appealing both in its simplicity and in its promise of a relief from suffering. It was popular enough here in Kyoto that this temple was funded entirely by private donations at a time when the imperial authorities, eager to promote Shinto, frowned on Buddhism.
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