The Kiyomizudera temple is an architectural marvel. The logs simply rests in the carved wooden structure and has absolutely no nails. The entire structure can move this way and that. I am guessing it is to protect itself from the earth quakes. The roof is anything like what I have seen before. It was a hot day and the temple inside was so refreshingly cool. Our guide took us to this vantage point for a good picture of the temple.
Many budding artists in the past have donated their art work to decorate the interiors of the temple. displaying their work in the temple was a good way to promote their craftsmanship. There is a smaller temple for Buddha's mother on the other side of the hill. People believe expecting mothers who visit the temple have easier deliveries.