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Another Ancient Trip in Sakai besides Ancient Tombs

Gyoki (668–749) was a Buddhist priest in Ancient Japan. He was born in Otori County, Kawachi... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Kwakaku
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Sakai, Japan
A Unique Pyramid-like Religious Hill

The shape is very unique in Japan. The name, "Doto", literally means "clay tower". It used to... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Kwakaku
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Sakai, Japan
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10 Jul 2018
“Another Ancient Trip in Sakai besides Ancient Tombs”
9 Apr 2018
“A Unique Pyramid-like Religious Hill”
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Gyoki (668–749) was a Buddhist priest in Ancient Japan. He was born in Otori County, Kawachi Province (now Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture). Gyoki became a Buddhist monk at Asuka-dera Temple in Yamato Province at the age of 15. After this, Gyoki studied at Yakushi-ji Temple...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The shape is very unique in Japan. The name, "Doto", literally means "clay tower". It used to have 13 layers, and Gyoki, a famous ancient priest, is said to have started building it in 727. For what? What did the shape mean? It might have...More

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