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The Only Kannon Temple in Japan With This Rare Construction

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Located in Nishiaizu-machi, Fukushima Prefecture, Torioi Kannon (Nyoho-ji Temple) is counted as one of the Japan Heritage Aizu 33 Kannon. The Kannon-do of this temple was constructed in an extremely rare shape: when paying their respects, worshipers enter from the east gates and exit to the west.
In this video, a priest of Nyoho-ji Temple will talk about the meaning behind the asymmetrical construction of this Kannon Temple.