Sensō-ji Temple

Published by Antonio Tajuelo

 

Sensō-ji Temple

Today we go into Sensō-ji, the oldest and one of the most famous buddhist temples in Tokyo, located in the Asakusa district.

The legend says that during the year 628, two fisher brothers found a Kannon statue at the Sumida river. The village chief, Hajino Nakamoto saw the statue and remodeled his own house for creating a small temple where folks from the town could worship the statue. And this is how the oldest temple in Tokyo was born.

Sensō-ji Temple

At the surroundings of the temple there are a lot of beautiful details for be seen ^^.

Sensō-ji Temple

The huge Hōzōmon gate is the entrance for Sensō-ji temple.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

In this gate there are some amazing details, like the huge sandals on the outside.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

At this gate you can also find three huge lanterns.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

Many visitors at the temple!

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

On the background you can see the Tokyo SkyTree. Not too far from here.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

At a temple you can know what your luck will be by getting a random stick from the metal box and then reading the paper note from the box stated on the stick ^^.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

Temple amulets for sale.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

Water font at Sensō-ji temple.

Sensō-ji Temple

Water flowing from a dragon shaped font!

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

Painting of a dragon at Sensō-ji temple.

Sensō-ji Temple

Visitors getting some inciense smoke over themselves.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

More details from the temple.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

Going into Hondō, the main building of the temple.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

Temple visitors hoping their wishes become true.

Sensō-ji Temple

Example of Japanese traditional paintings.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

Guide for finding out oneself's luck ^^.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

Buddhist statues at the temple surroundings.

Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple
Sensō-ji Temple

I hope you enjoyed the tour by this buddhist temple! ^^

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