Bamboo trees at the Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan. From the Heian (794-1185) to Edo (1603-1868) periods, the destitute of the Adashino area brought their dead to this hill, leaving the bodies exposed to the elements. Receiving no tombstone or proper burial, their souls were honored by stone Buddhas. At the top of the hill, thousands of stone Buddha statues mourn the dead, who have been brought here since the Heian period, and laid to rest. 

The main temple hall at Adashino Nenbutsuji was built in 1712.