Published by Antonio Tajuelo
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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.
At the surroundings of the temple there are a lot of beautiful details for be seen ^^.
The huge Hōzōmon gate is the entrance for Sensō-ji temple.
In this gate there are some amazing details, like the huge sandals on the outside.
At this gate you can also find three huge lanterns.
Many visitors at the 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 ^^.
Temple amulets for sale.
Water font at Sensō-ji temple.
Water flowing from a dragon shaped font!
Painting of a dragon at Sensō-ji temple.
Visitors getting some inciense smoke over themselves.
More details from the temple.
Going into Hondō, the main building of the temple.
Temple visitors hoping their wishes become true.
Example of Japanese traditional paintings.
Guide for finding out oneself's luck ^^.
Buddhist statues at the temple surroundings.
I hope you enjoyed the tour by this buddhist temple! ^^