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Okuno-in at Ishite-ji

The mandala at Okuno-in is a feast of weirdness

Ishite-ji, Temple No.51 of the Shikoku pilgrimage, is a strange place, but Okuno-in, the temple that stands behind it on the mountain is stranger still. To get to it, you pass through a dark tunnel lined with bizarre statuary. The main feature of the Okuno-in a spaceship-like 'mandala', a giant sphere filled with grotesque carving.

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