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Visitors Leave a Very Unusual Offering at This Buddhist Temple

At first, the Jison-in Temple complex seems perfectly ordinary. Located at the base of Mount Koya in the small town of Kudoyama, the temple appears to be no different than any number of Japanese Buddhist temples. But visitors may notice that a unique type of offering can be found all over the temple’s grounds—breasts. According to the head priest, Annan, the unusual tradition began when a doctor who had come to pray for a patient undergoing treatment for breast cancer asked the temple’s staff if they could place a symbol of breasts as an offering.
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