Last week, Michelle Obama completed a tour of Asia, promoting girls’ education and visiting sacred Buddhist sites. “Buddhism is focused on helping its followers reach enlightenment through meditation and teachings on morality and wisdom,” wrote Obama in a blog post.”
In Cambodia, Obama visited the famous temple Angkor Wat. “I couldn’t be more thankful,” she wrote about visiting the monument.
In Japan, Obama saw Kiyomizu-dera, a 1200-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, which she described as “magnificent.”
Taking in a beautiful view of Kyoto from the Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist Temple with Ambassador @CarolineKennedy. pic.twitter.com/hKfYlo1PPu
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) March 20, 2015
She and Ambassador Carolyn Kennedy watched a traditional dance performance and tea ceremony, as seen in the video below.