Friday, February 1, 2019

Asakusa

Spent my morning at Asakusa visiting the Senso-ji Temple.
Kaminarimon Gate (Thunder Gate), where the giant lantern hangs.
The oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, said to have been built in 628.
The temple's main hall and the 5 storied pagoda.
Looking over the temple area from the roof top of the Amuse BORO Museum.
The shopping street of over 200m, called Nakamise, leads from the outer gate to the temple's second gate, the Hozomon.  
These drawers contain omikuji, strips of paper that predicts your fortune when you make a prayer to the gods and Buddhas of a given temple or shrine. The contents written on the slip shows your fortune.

Would love this in my garden.
I wandered the side streets, looked up as well in front. Little hidden treasures . 
 In winter these ropes are placed on the trees to support them from falling snow.







 


 
 

Teenagers can hire these costume dress for 1200 Yen a day and dress up fr the tourists.

7 comments:

  1. You have seen so many beautiful places. The festival looks & sounds wonderful too

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  2. I love your posts ant the quirky things you notice

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  3. The temple and the shopping street look like a fascinating place to explore.

    I love all the little details you find to photograph. It really gives a taste of the character of the place. Things like the shop sign (maybe?) with the little roof and fan, or the carved ends of the tiles, are wonderful to see. Thank you for noticing them, and photographing them!

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  4. You always take such interesting photos and give explanations

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  5. Such an interesting older area. I think you might have been more interested in the drawers than the fortune.

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  6. I love the different variety of buildings and their details.

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  7. What a wonderful trip you had.

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