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Myozenji is a Buddhist temple of the Jodo Shinshu sect, the most common sect in Shirakawa-go.
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In autumn (Oct.), approaching rice harvest season.
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Myozenji's Hondo Main worship hall
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Myozenji is the only temple in the gassho-zukuri style with a thatched roof. The Hondo worshp hall is the largest building in Shirakawa-go.
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Myozenji's temple bell
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Myozenji temple bell with thatched roof
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Enter Myozenji through this adjacent and adjoining building that is a museum and minister's residence.
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Myozenji Temple Museum
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The Hondo worship hall can be entered through the adjoining building.
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Myozenji Temple, Shirakawa-go
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Myozenji Hondo worship hall.
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Side view of Hondo worship hall.
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Roof of Hondo worship hall.
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View of temple roof
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View from the upper floor of the temple museum.
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Inside the temple museum.
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Inside the Myozenji temple Hondo worship hall. Tatami mats and looks like a typical Jodo Shinshu temple on the inside.
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Buddhist altar of Myozenji
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Irori hearth in Myozenji temple
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