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Chusonji Temple

Listed under Temples in Koshin'etsu, Japan.

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Several buildings make up this Tendai Buddhist temple complex, two dating from before the 12th century. Of those two one is outstandingly attractive: a pavilion plated in gold leaf, the other is an even older wooden building, called the Kyozo Hall. The complex also includes a Treasure Hall, quite richly endowed, and a Noh theatre, as well as the working temple buildings where rituals are still conducted today.

Written by  Eric Hallum.

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