The UNESCO World Heritage Daigoji temple in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, announced today its ambitious plans to launch a satellite-sized temple into outer space sometime in 2023. Terra Space , a firm that is kyoto-based created in February a year ago, is developing the area temple which will be set up a box-shaped satellite calculating 20 centimeters very long, 30 centimeters wide and 10 centimeters deep.
Miniature mandala paintings and a statue regarding the Buddha are enshrined inside certainly one of the satellite’s compartments, and memorial that is regular will be conducted. The project also aims to build a communications network that could be used to help other temples in remote areas that are mountainous catastrophe avoidance preparedness.
Daigoji (醍醐寺) is an temple that is important of Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism and a designated world heritage site. The large temple complex stands southeast of central Kyoto and includes an mountainside that is entire. The temple that is main are observed during the foot of the hill and are usually linked via a hiking path a number of more temple structures across the summit.