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Tsukinowa-dera or Gatsurin-ji (月輪寺) is a Buddhist temple near Mount Atago in Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The temple was first founded in 781, it is associated with the Shugendō practices of Kūya and Hōnen. Its treasures include eight Heian period statues. Images of Amida Nyorai and Kūya chanting the nembutsu are amongst those designated Important Cultural Properties. [1] [2]


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  2. "Database of Registered National Cultural Properties". Agency for Cultural Affairs . Retrieved 20 April 2011.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

(in Japanese) Photographs of Gatsurinji and its statues

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