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temple sign, Nara
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temple sign, Nara
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From: Matt on 2011-09-07 14:33:29
Kofuku Ji is the Buddhist temple; Nan'en Dou is the "Southern Octagonal Hall," a specific famous building that is part of the temple. Note "en" in Nan'en Dou, meaning "octagonal," is spelled 円, with the same character as the currency unit 円 (which is pronounced "yen" when referred to in English because of an historical spelling issue; the Japanese pronunciation is "en.")