Seiryo-ji Temple, Kyoto - Jim Wageman

Seiryo-ji Temple was built in the year 985 as a replica of Wutai Shan or Qingliang Shan of China. The temple is noted for its life-size, highly venerated Buddha image carved from sandalwood, a National Treasure, which, however, is publicly shown only two days a month, the dates of which didn’t coincide with our time in Kyoto. As he had on our previous visit to Kyoto, Nobuo Suzuki of Goodwill Guide on Kyoto Handicraft and Historical Sites provided expert guidance on two of the days we spent there, timing our visit to Seiryo-ji, for example, to coincide with a traditional mime performance presented there.