Matsuo-dera temple (Nara Japan)

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Stone statue North gate Stone stairs Main hall
3 story pagoda 3 story pagoda 3 story pagoda Frame works
Pug-ugly Stone fence South gate Old approach

Nowadays, Matsuo-dera temple, known for its history as Japan's oldest YAKU-YOKE pilgrimage spot, is also the headquarters of Matsuo-san Shingon sect. YAKU-YOKE is the customs which go to a temple or a shrine to pray, in order to protect from evil, if it becomes a certain age.

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