The Glory of the Buddhist Pure Land: Hiraizumi

The World Heritage Sites in Japan

15m 00s
Broadcast on March 2, 2023 Available until March 2, 2024

Once known as Michinooku or "the back country," the town of Hiraizumi in the Tohoku region was founded in the 12th century. Its temples were built over three generations by the Fujiwara clan in an attempt to recreate the Buddhist Pure Land, an ideal world free of defilement and suffering, exemplified by the Golden Hall at Chuson-ji Temple.

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