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This quiet little temple sits peacefully amid the rice fields in a village that seems barely touched by modern times. The exquisite wooden image of the Nehan Buddha inside the old temple quietly slumbers under his quilt, waiting for pilgrims who come to touch his body in the hope of being healed. The smooth surface of the statue is shiny from the many centuries of hands that have rubbed it. It is a welcome respite from the rushing traffic to step onto the verandah and just sit a while watching the lazy koi and breathing the healing air.