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November 29, 2017 - Zuihoden

Zuihoden is a complex of elaborate, Buddhist-style building built to house the remains of Date Masamune and two of his descendants. It's really spectacular. The buildings themselves are studies in Buddhist art. The extremely knowledgeable tour guide pointed out details such as pairs of animals (birds, imaginary lions, etc.) mouthing the syllables 'a' and 'un,' better known in English as 'om,' signifying the beginning and the end. If you can visit and see the changing leaves, the experience is that much better. A museum on site houses historical artifacts, including Date Masamune's hair.

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List of Posts:
2018/02/07 - Adios Sendai
2018/02/05 - Sendai Station sake tasting
2018/02/05 - Sendai visitor center
2018/02/05 - Owl Cafe
2018/02/05 - Sushi on a conveyor belt
2018/02/04 - 3.11 Disaster Center and Arahama Elementary School
2018/01/30 - Otaki Fudoson (Achala Buddhist temple)
2018/01/28 - Sakan Hotel, Akiu Onsen hot springs
2017/12/04 - Rairaikyo Gorge
2017/12/03 - Nikka Whiskey Distillery
2017/12/03 - Kokeshi
2017/12/02 - Tsuda Izakaya
2017/12/02 - Sendai - touring temples on bicycle
2017/12/01 - Sendai Castle Ruins
2017/12/01 - Sendi Mediatheque
2017/11/29 - Zuihoden