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Autumn leaves at Chuson-ji Temple

Chūson-ji (中尊寺) is a Buddhist temple in the town of Hiraizumi in southern Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Chuson-ji was built by Kiyohira, the first head of the 12th century Oshu Fujiwara dynasty. After the downfall of the Fujiwara, all of the original temple structures were lost to fires or natural wear over the centuries, save the […]