奈良大和四寺巡礼

奈良大和四寺巡礼

長谷寺
Hase-dera TempleHase, the Buddha of Compassion

Hase is the head temple of a large branch of the Shingon sect and has 3,000 branch temples throughout Japan.
The area “Hase” has been a sacred place since ancient times and was described in Japanese classical literatures such as the “Tale of Genji” and the “Myriad Leaves Collection”.
Hase Temple is called the “Sacred Temple of flowers” and is also known as the 8th temple of the Kannon Pilgrimage to 33 Sites in Saigoku (Western Japan, Kansai).
Pilgrims can enjoy seasonal flowers:
cherry blossoms and peonies in spring, Japanese hydrangeas in summer, maples in autumn and winter peonies in winter.

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