Student monks in the Garan, the central temple complex at Koya-san, Japan, recite scriptures as they make a circuit of the temples. Koya-san, a holy mountain south of Osaka, is Japan's principal centre of the esoteric Shingon ('True Word') school of Buddhism, founded in 816 AD by the monk Kukai, also known as Kobo-Daishi.
Photo ID: 14896_32_Koyasan
Author: Michael Freeman
File state: Final
Photo size: 19.1 Mpixels (54.6 MB uncompressed) - 5338x3573 pixels (17.7x11.9 in / 45.2x30.3 cm at 300 ppi)