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: 14890_32_Monks,Garan
Author: Michael Freeman
File state: Final
Photo size: 21.8 Mpixels (62.4 MB uncompressed) - 5700x3826 pixels (19.0x12.7 in / 48.3x32.4 cm at 300 ppi)