A long time ago, I have been asked by my first teacher (Mircea Carloganu) in Romania, where this place is, and what does it represent. I guessed the shape of the phoenix; however I missed the name and the location of this famous temple.

Have in mind, at that time; we didn’t have Internet, Wikipedia, Google maps and all the technology available today.   I made a personal quest to visit this temple (Byodo-In) at same point in my life.
It took me a little over 20 year, but I finally did it!

Some might call this a little slow, I call it passion.

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