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In front of the Hall of Amida Buddha


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Hall of Amida Buddha (Amida-do)

The main hall,

with a wooden statue of Amida Buddha in the central altar,

flanked by scroll bearing images of the Pure Land masters:

Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu,

T'an-luan, Tao-ch'o, Shan-tao,

and Genshin.

The building, completed in 1760,

has one adjoining room at each side of the altar.

In the room to the right is an image of Prince Shotoku,

who played a vital role in introducing Buddhism into Japan;

to the left, Honen Shonin, Shinran's teacher.