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This is neither a Buddhist temple nor a Shintoist shrine. It's a Christian Church in Nara city.
 In Japan, most of the buildings of the Christian churches have been built in the European architectural styles because Japanese people thought that the churches are symbol of the Western culture. The NARA KIRISUTO KYOUKAI (Nara Episcopal Church) is very unique because of the Japanese styled wooden building.
 The existing building of the Nara Episcopal Church was built in 1930. When the Nara National Museum was built in 1894, the people of Nara protested against the European style building of the museum. So after that, Western styled buildings had been avoided in the central Nara for a long time. It is said that it is the reason why the Nara Episcopal Church was built in the Japanese Style

please see also
the Church in spring.

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