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Temple in Tera-machi

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In our Migumo L  rain chain, designs of flower pedals are used as its motif. In addition to Japan’s four distinct seasons, a rainy period between spring and summer exists, called the Tsuyu season. You may appreciate the vicissitudes of rain and the fading season while visually capturing the flow of water.

 

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This Jouanji temple with rain chains is located in Kanazawa City and it represents the Jodo sect of Buddhism in Japan, built in 1575 by Toshiie Maeda, a distinguished military commander first to be granted the Kaga Domain, a.k.a. Kanazawa Domain. In the Edo period, Kanazawa City prospered as a castle town of the 1 million-koku-domain, the largest agricultural yields in its time, and today the city still attracts many visitors wanting to take in the ancient ambience that still lingers.

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In Kanazawa, home of many old temples, countless traditional buildings can still be found. One of the main tourist attraction in Kanazawa, the Tera-machi Temple area was built as a counter measure against the Buddhist uprising, gathering temples in this area. There are about 70 temples wit h many unique characteristics.

Tera-machi temple’s bell is selected as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan by the Ministry of the Environment, and you could enjoy its graceful sound here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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