In 1052,byodoin Temple was built by the Regent,Fujiwara no yorimichi by rebuilding the villa,given by his father,Michinaga.
The year 1052 was said to be the beginning of a decadent age when Buddhism was thought to be dying out and pessimism due to decadence infected the minds of aristocrats and monks.
jodoshinko (belief in jodo),which prays for peaceful death and rebirth in Gokuraku(nirvana),widely spread throughout society.
in 1053,the following year,Amidado(Hoo-do (Phoenix Hall)) was completed and in the Hall,the Amida Nyorai (Amitabha Tathagata)Seated Statue at a height of 2.43,created by Jocho,the greatest sculptor during the Heian Period,was situated and it is said that it was the most extravagant of the time.
The building and statutes created about 1,000 years ago have been passed down to this day and are registered as a World Heritage Site.
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It is a cultural property representing Japan and the building has unique
features.It was chosen in1951.
It was build facing to the east. It receives morning sunshine in the front.
The height is about 13.5m,width is about 47m,and depth is about 35m.
The bridge which is the oldest in Japan.
The Uji Bridge was built for 642years.The long is about 155,4m,width is about 25m.
N Uji Renge, Uji-shi,Kyoto 611-0021
Open:Opne throughout of the year
Open Hours:Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m
Get off at “Uji Station”on the JR Nara Line and walk 10 minutes
Geto off at “Keihan Uji Station”on the Keihan Dentetu Uji Line and walk 10 minutesスポンサーリンク
レンズ：Vrio-TessarT*E 16-70m F4 ZA OSS