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Yakushiji Temple, Nara prefecture, Japan photo
Yakushiji Temple, Nara prefecture

Yakushi-ji, one of the most famous imperial and ancient Buddhist temples in Japan, is the headquarters of the Hosso school of Japanese Buddhism.

It is part of the sites that collectively constitute the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara.

The temple'ts name is derived from its main object of veneration, Yakushi Nyorai, also named "The Medicine Buddha", one of first Buddhist Deities to arrive in Japan from China in 680.

SOURCE: Courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.



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