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Nishi Hongan-ji "Western Temple of the Original Vow" is one of two temple complexes of Jodo Shinshu in Kyoto, Japan, the other being Higashi Honganji, or "Eastern Temple of the Original Vow". Jodo Shinshu is a school of Pure Land Buddhism, and today Nishi Hongan-ji serves as the head temple of the Jodo Shinshu organization.
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