Koryu-ji Temple, Kyoto

Built in 603 to house a Buddha image presented to the head of the Hata clan by Prince Shotoku (572-621), Koryu-ji is mentioned as an imperial temple in The Emperor Horikawa Diary.

Koryuji Temple South

Approach to the lecture hall.

The beautiful wooden carving of Miroku Bosatsu is thought to be of Korean origin and is still on display in the temple's treasure house.

Koryuji Temple Miroku

The famous Korean-style carving of Miroku.

The lecture hall dates from 1165.

Koryuji Temple West

Lecture hall at Koryu-ji.