Hōryū-ji (法隆寺) in Nara, Japan :)

Received in early July via Postcrossing private swap. Thanks Dori! :)

A painted view of Hōryū-ji in Nara, Japan. How I miss beautiful Nara! :)

Horyu-ji (Nara-Japan)

 

A bit about Hōryū-ji (法隆寺) :

Hōryū-ji (法隆寺, lit. Temple of the Flourishing Law) is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Its full name is Hōryū Gakumonji (法隆学問寺), or Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law, the complex serving as both a seminary and monastery.

The temple’s pagoda is widely acknowledged to be one of the oldest wooden buildings existing in the world, underscoring Hōryū-ji’s place as one of the most celebrated temples in Japan. In 1993, Hōryū-ji was inscribed together with Hokki-ji as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area. The Japanese government lists several of its structures, sculptures and artifacts as National Treasures.

(Thanks Wiki! ^^)

An elegant stamp of flowers:

Horyu-ji (Nara-Japan)stamp

 

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