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Sponsorship and Contributors

  • Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
  • The Asahi Shimbun
  • Dokeikai
  • Doshisha University
  • Ito Architects and Engineers Inc.
  • Japan Foundation
  • Japan Tourism Agency
  • Kayaba System Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Kotobuki Seating Co., Ltd.
  • Kume Sekkei Co., Ltd.
  • LEC INC.
  • Morihei Butai Kikou Co., Ltd.
  • Nikkei Inc.
  • NTT DATA
  • Research Institute of Architecture Inc.
  • Roland Foundation
  • Sansei Yusoki Co., Ltd.
  • Shiseido Corporation
  • Soai University, Department of Music Management
  • Suntory Holdings Ltd.
  • Taisei Corporation
  • TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
  • Urban Formative Architect and Associates
  • Victor Arcs Co., Ltd.
  • The Yomiuri Shimbun

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Chion-in Sanmon (640x480, type=image/jpeg, 166.8 KB)

Chion-in Sanmon
Chion-in (知恩院)in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto is the headquarters of the Jodo Shu (Pure Land Sect) founded by H?nen (1133?1212).The original temple was built in 1234 by H?nen's disciple, Genchi. The Sanmon gate at the entrance to the temple is the largest of such gates in Japan. The "seven wonders" of the Chion-in is well-known.For example,the wasuregasa (“forgotten umbrella," located above the front verandah of the Mieid?), the uguisubari-no-r?ka (“singing nightingale hallway," located in the Mieid? and Sh?ed?’s connecting corridors) and so on.
links: wikipedia, wikitravel, Chion-in web site