Kiyomizu temple large-scale renovation almost finished

Kiyomizu temple (10 September 2020)

I headed down to the Kiyomizu temple where large-scale renovation has been almost finished and temporally cover of main building has been removed recently, from the golden pavilion in Rokuon-ji temple.

Visitors climbs up to the main building (overhanging stage) on middle of mountainside of Mt. Otowa through Nio-mon (Deva gate) (left side) or Sai-mon (west gate) besides three-story Pagoda.

Nio-mon (Deva gate) (left side) and Sai-mon (west gate) and Three-story Pagoda
Nio-mon (Deva gate) (left side) and Sai-mon (west gate) and Three-story Pagoda

I was able to look at beautiful renovated cypress bark roof on the building, but repairing floor woods on the famous stage is still undergoing then it will be next spring all scaffolds removed.

有名な檜舞台は改修中で少ししか出られませんでした。Famous overhanging Hinoki (Japanese cypress) stage was only partly allowed to step out because of renovation work.
Famous overhanging Hinoki (Japanese cypress) stage was allowed to step out partly because of renovation work.
まだ舞台の上と下には工事の覆いがありますが、葺き替え工事が終わった本堂の檜皮葺き屋根は美しいです。It is still covered on and under the stage by ongoing repair work, but main building’s cypress bark roof recently finished renovation looks very beautiful.
It is still covered on and under the stage by ongoing repair work, but main building’s cypress bark roof renovation was recently finished
Koyasu pagoda It is dedicated to Koyasu Kannon, a goddess who grants safe delivery of children. It is located on a small hill right across the temple’s main hall.
Koyasu pagoda It is dedicated to Koyasu Kannon, a goddess who grants safe delivery of children. It is located on a small hill right across the temple’s main hall.
Overview from Koayasu Kannon
Overview of the main buildings from Koayasu Kannon
Entrance of Jishu Jinja Shrine, Deity of love and relationships (En-musubi).
Entrance of Jishu Jinja Shrine, Deity of love and relationships (En-musubi).

Otowa no taki (Otowa Waterfall) where visitors used to catch pure water, named “Konjiki-sui” (golden water) or “Enmei-sui” (life-prolonging water) with ladles and pray for purification, but currently using ladles is prohibited for avoiding new coronavirus.

Otowa no taki (Otowa Waterfall) where visitors used to catch pure water, named “Konjiki-sui” (golden water) or “Enmei-sui” (life-prolonging water) with ladles and pray for purification, but currently using ladles is prohibited for avoiding new corona virus.

It is necessary of maintenance work keeping historical beautiful scene so I has good chance to take such on-going renovation pictures of popular temples.

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