JASCers Visit Hiraizumi World Heritage Site

On August 18th, 2013 JASCers visited UNESCO World Heritage Site Hiraizumi. Hiraizumi was a very prosperous and powerful city and served as the center of the Tohoku region during the 11th and 12th centuries. It houses many culturally and religiously important sites including the Konjiki-do of Chuson-ji Temple, a mausoleum containing the mummified remains of  leaders of the Fujiwara Clan who ruled the region when it was most prosperous. The Konjiki-do is famous for its lacquer containing gold foil, a symbol of the wealth of the region. JASCers were given free time to roam the grounds and enjoy the ancient forests, peaceful setting, and historic buildings and artifacts.

A beautifully decorated Noh Theatre stage


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