Kangetsusanbutue Festival is a Buddhist memorial service to enjoy the harvest moon and commemorate Jianzhen, a Chinese monk who helped to propagate Buddhism in Japan in the 7th century.
The roof was illuminated between 1999 and 2009 due to renovation of Kondo, the main hall.
In 2011, the door of the Kondo finally opened to public and you could see the statue of Buddha in the moonlight.
The paintings of Kaii Higashiyama on the sliding doors look wonderful in the moonlight!
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