Kiyomizudera or Pure Water Temple, Kyoto, Japan

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.


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