Hasedera - Corridor stairs leading to main temple

Dublin Core

Title

Hasedera - Corridor stairs leading to main temple

Subject

Religions-Sites; Religions-Buddhism

Description

This lovely covered stairway (nobori-ro) originally dates from 1039 but was reconstructed in the Meiji period. The stone lanterns and flowering shrubs on both sides make for an exquisite ascending garden, while at night the spherical lamps above cast a fine glow. The pillar on the left says that this is a place where heavenly deities reside, which is a Shinto-esque reference, while one not visible to its right states that Buddhas also are active here.

Date

6/30/2002

Contributor

Gardiner, David L. , 1957-
Colorado College

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgment to be given to the IDEAS image database and the photographer. Photographer retains copyright.

Format

image/jpeg

Type

still image

Identifier

cocrejpn0010

Coverage

Japan
Nara (prefecture), Sakurai (inhabited place)
1081202
34.516667
135.883333

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

640 w x 480 h, 72 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/5eec1a4d78d5645989227354287410fe.jpg

Citation

“Hasedera - Corridor stairs leading to main temple,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 12, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/1729.