World Heritage / Hiraizumi - Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land

Criteria: (ii) (vi) | Date of Inscription: 2011 | Location: Iwate Prefecture | Justification for Inscription

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Kanjizaio-in Site

Kanjizaio-in Site
Kanjizaio-in Site
This temple, adjacent to Motsu-ji, was built by Motohira’s wife. Excavation of the site revealed a garden and pond in the center, and large and small Amida-do buildings on the southern side of the pond. The garden depicted the Pure Land worship of Amitabha.

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