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Yamadera
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1000: Yamadera

These temple buildings clinging amazingly to the side of a rocky mountain inspired the poet Basho ("the Wordsworth of Japan"; 1644-1694) to another famous haiku - "The silence of the rock and the singing of the cicada". This site in Yamagata Prefecture, in the north of Japan, is best known as Yamadera, though the title on the box gives the temple its official name: "Risshaku-ji."

What does the name mean?
yama
mountain
dera
temple
ris-
standing
shaku
stone
ji
temple

Interesting page on Yamadera

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B71290 (71-290 on box)
Retail price ¥2600

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