Ancient Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 11 January 2018

Founded in 778 CE and rebuilt in 1633 CE, the Kiyomizu-dera Temple ("Kiyomizudera" in Japanese) is situated on Mt. Otowa and its main hall extends over a cliff. It is dedicated to Kannon, the goddess of mercy and compassion.



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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