the bell of Miidera

Miidera is the nickname of Onjōji, a temple of the Tendai sect in Shiga Prefecture, not too far from Kyoto. The bell is said to be one of the three most beautiful-sounding temple bells in Japan.

 Among several hidden buddhas held at this temple is the rare image of Kariteimo, shown during the first half of August every year.

Miidera bell

Miidera in autumn

temple complex

statue of Kariteimo

hibutsu at Miidera