Photo taken at the Chionji Zen Buddhist Temple in Monju, the village at south end of Amanohashidate; Detail of rooftop of Hondoh (main building) of Chionji, commonly known as Monjudoh, located on the south shore of Amanohashidate, Japan; also showing the entrance to the building, lantern, and tohroh (stone lantern);
Caption on slide
Temple at Amanohashidate Japan
Showing the protective ornament called gibohshu ("onionhead") on the rooftop of the building in which the celebrated Monju Bosatsu (the "goddess" of wisdom, education and intelligence) is ensconced, one of three selected locations in Japan. The statue is usually not available for public viewing. Amanohashidate is a pine-covered sand spit whose name means "bridge to heaven." Image was scanned from color slide. Caption is from photographer’s notes on slide ;
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Original scanned on Nikon Coolscan 5000 and saved as 2700 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000.