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This temple is known as the venue of the annual year-end event, Daiko-daki, or white radish service. Pieces of white radish (daikon) are cooked in a large pot and served to visitors. It is believed that having this white radish can keep people free from bad luck. The main hall of the temple is designated a National Treasure and is regarded as Kyoto’s oldest temple hall which was established in the early Kamakura period (1185-1333). There are some sword-cuts in the main hall that were made during the Onin Civil War period (1467-1477). There is a stone monument in the precinct. This is dedicated to a woman named Okame who sacrificed her life for her husband, the chief carpenter when the temple was originally constructed. Her monument is considered to be the symbol for a perfect couple. Every year in February, a traditional seasonal event, Okame Setsubun, is held.
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
|Name||Inba Yakushi Inba-do Temple (Byodo-ji Temple)|
|Address||Shichihonmatsu-dori Imadegawa-agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto|
|Recommended||Entry: Free of charge in the precinct; Main hall and Reiho-den Museum: 600 yen|
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