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Korean residents find peace of mind at Mount Ikoma temples

Nov 16, 2012

Korean residents find peace of mind at Mount Ikoma temples

The earsplitting sound of Reiganji Temple’s bell echoed across Mount Ikoma, home to nearly 300 religious institutions along the border of Osaka and Nara prefectures. The temple is one of 30 “Chosen-dera” Korean religious institutions — as they are commonly known in Japan — ...