The Japanese Buddhist temple includes a number of buildings, some of them common, others varying from one sect to another. The typical temple includes the main hall, the bell tower, the pagoda and four buildings used by the monks: the lecture hall, the living quarters, the sutra storage and the refectory.
The big temples have a larger set of buildings and in this regard, one of the temples with the widest variety of buildings is the Narita-san Shinshō-ji. I already presented its two pagodas (the three-storied pagoda and the Great Pagoda of Peace), the Komyodo Hall, the Shoutendo Hall and the Shotoku-taishi-do).
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: