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Enryaku-Ji Temple


 

 

 

Photographed by Christopher West, 1998

New addition to the Mt. Hiei complex - Photographed by Christopher West, 1998

The Enryaku-Ji Temple located on Mt. Hiei in Omi was founded by the founder of the Tendai Lotus sect of Buddhism, Saichô, in 805. The complex on Mt. Hiei grew steadily in power and influence until it was struck down by Oda Nobunaga in 1571.

 

Photographed by Christopher West, 1998