Thumbnail pictures from the temple Manshu-in in Kyoto - Japan
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The temple Manshu-in began with a single structure built by Saicho (767-822: founder of the Tendai sect) on Mt. Hiei. It was transferred to its present site in 1656. Manshu-in is a monzeki temple which means the post of head priest was always taken by a member of the imperial family.
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