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Lit. Pure Land Hall. The main hall of the Shingon ^Œ¾ sect temple of Joudoji ò“yŽ› in Hyougo prefecture, dedicated to *Amida ˆ¢–í‘É. The hall houses a famous Kamakura period triad of statues; Amida and two attendants, in wood and lacquer (designated national treasures). Built in 1192, this temple is the oldest surviving example of the daibutsu style *daibutsuyou ‘啧—l. Joudo ò“y refers to the Pure Land or Amida's western paradise, where, according to the late-Heian period Joudo ò“y sect, believers may be reborn after death.
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