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Long-awaited celebration

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri ShimbunMonks chant sutras before Buddhist statues, including the thousand-armed Kannon Bodhisattva standing statue, in Kannondo hall of Ninnaji temple in Kyoto on Wednesday. The hall underwent a six-year restoration, its first in 370 years, and was specially open to the public the same day. The UNESCO World Hertiage site in Ukyo Ward is connected to the Imperial family.

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  • The Yomiuri Shimbun

    The public observes for the first time murals of Kannon Bodhisattva and other Buddhist figures in the back of the Kannondo hall of Ninnaji temple in Kyoto on Wednesday.

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