Ishiyamadera Temple° 4°ň
[ID] 2263°°°°( ID:2263 )
[Photographer] Tamamura Kozaburo
[Album] Tamamura Kozaburo (Album)
[Place] Shiga
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 134x89
[Cabinet] 48-116-0
[Keyword] temple/scenic spot
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The precincts of Ishiyamadera Temple. During the Heian Period (794-1192), the temple was popular among ladies of the aristocracy. It was designated later as the 13th temple in the circuit of 33 Holy Kannon Temples of Western Japan and gained popularity among commoners. The buildings visible in the background are the Main Hall and Rennyodo. The photograph emphasizes the jagged wollastonite rocks after which the temple is named ( "Ishiyama" means "stone mountain ").