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Photographer unknown, “Nishi Honganji in Kyoto, passage of the northern study hall,” from ‘Ōyagi Daigyō (Hg.) Shashinchō Honganji,’ Kyoto (1910), Collotype, 26.7 x 21.1 cm (© National Museums in Berlin, art library)

NISHI HONGANJI, Japan: is one of two temple complexes of Pure Land Buddhism in Kyoto. It was established in 1602 by the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. The roof of the older Karamon Gate is covered by bark shingles made from hinoki cypress.

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