In front of the Hall of Amida Buddha
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Hall of Amida Buddha
The main hall,
with a wooden statue of Amida Buddha in the central altar,
flanked by scroll bearing images of the Pure Land masters:
T'an-luan, Tao-ch'o, Shan-tao,
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.