ADASHINO NEMBUTSUJI - JAPAN
Adashino Nembutsuji is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It was build by the priest Kukai in 8th century. The main hall was rebuilt in 1712. Situated high on a hill overlooking the city from the northwest, it sits on the site of a graveyard ( field of sorrow ) where people formerly abandoned the bodies of the dead, exposing them to the wind and rain. Now, eight thousand stone Buddhas and stone mounds are enshrined within the grounds memorialize the souls of the dead.