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Japan 10 Yen coin earrings Phoenix Hall Buddhist temple Byōdō-in Kyoto Nippon Amitābha buddha statue hōō fushichō phoenix Lake Biwa e000111

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Japan 10 Yen 2L

front: Phoenix Hall of Byōdō-in, a Buddhist temple in Uji, Kyoto prefecture

This temple was originally built in 998 in the Heian period as a rural villa of high-ranking courtier Minamoto no Shigenobu, Minister of the Left. The villa was made into a Buddhist temple by Fujiwara no Yorimichi in 1052. The most famous building in the temple is the Phoenix Hall (鳳凰堂 Hōō-dō) or the Amida Hall, constructed in 1053. It is the only remaining original building, surrounded by a scenic pond; additional buildings making up the compound were burnt down during a civil war in 1336.

The main building in Byōdō-in, the Phoenix Hall consists of a central hall, flanked by twin wing corridors on both sides of the central hall, and a tail corridor. The central hall houses an image of Amida Buddha. The roof of the hall displays statues of the Chinese phoenix, called hōō in Japanese.

• quantity 1 pair
• polished Bronze coins
• diameter: 23.5 mm
• weight: 4.5 g

• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6 mm coil
• Metal: gold plated surgical steel for sensitive ears
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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