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The Konjikido ("Golden Hall") buddhist repository at Chusonji temple, Hiraizumi, Japan, 28 August 2008. The temple was founded in 850. Hiraizumi in Northern Japan flourished as the seat of the Oshu Fujiwara clan for around 100 years from the end of the 12th century. The city was built to be an earthly recreation of the Buddhist "Pure Land" or Nirvana.