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Tendaiji temple in Iwate prefecture is old and famous temple in north area of Japan. It built by the monk Gyoki in 728. It had many halls and Buddha’s statue, but the anti-Buddhist movement at the beginning of the Meiji era, most of them were destroyed. Now it has some halls.

Tendaiji's katsura tree

Huge katsura tree at Tendaiji temple. The fresh water springs under this tree.

Nio at Temdaiji gate

Nio at Temdaiji gate

The votive picuture of  Benkei and Yoshitsune at Gojyo bridge at Tendaiji temple

The votive picuture of Benkei and Yoshitsune at Gojyo bridge at Tendaiji temple

big tree at Temdaiji temple

big tree at Temdaiji temple

Budda, at Temdaiji temple

Buddha statue

11-face-kannon, Tendaiji temple

11-face-Kannon statue