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Abe-Monjuin Temple

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Data ID 290100005
Name of film commission Yamato Sakurai Film Commission
Location Abe, Sakurai, Nara prefecture
Date photographed 00/0000
Time photographed Daytime
Weather photographed Fine
Description Established in AD645, this is one of Japan’s oldest Buddhist temples. It is famous with test takers who pray for good results. The temple houses a striking seven meter tall statue of Monju Bosatsu, Buddha of wisdom. Riding a lion and accompanied by four attendants, it was carved during the Kamakura period by master sculptor Kaikei. This temple is also the birthplace of Abe no Seimei, a kind of Heian era “Merlin” said to have psychic powers for calming ghosts. As a result, many people come here for protection from bad luck and evil spirits.
Era of location (facility) Before the Meiji era
Parking available
Contact 432-1, Odono, Sakurai, Nara Prefecture 633-8585
c/o Sakurai City Office
Inquiry Phone:0744-48-3110


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