Sanjusangendobabibubebo | 20 06 2007
Sanjusangendo, also known as Rengeo-in, is located in eastern Kyoto. The main attraction are the 1001 statues of the goddess of mercy, Kannon. It was originally built way back in 1164. These statues are inside the main hall, which at over 100 meters long is Japan’s longest wooden building.
From a photographer’s point of view, there really isn’t much going on here as you are not allowed to take photos inside and outside isn’t that impressive; however, as a tourist or anyone interesting in religion, the site of 1001 statues of Kannon are still an impressive site to see. If you have a little extra time to kill, it is not far from Kyoto Station and might be worth checking out. I followed the rules and didn’t take any photos inside, but this guy didn’t, so take a look if you are interested.
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