Many lanterns were hung in the approach to the gate called Hozomon

Lanterns and gate  in Senso-Ji
Shot at Senso-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Asakusa, Tokyo
Related Photos

That day was different from usual. Many lanterns were hung in front of the gate which was called 'Hozomon'. The time of the festival was coming. The names of people who donated money to the temple were written on each lantern. Watching the lanterns, I became looking forward to the festival.

The lantern has a long history in Japan. It was mentioned in the old book called Choyagunsai written in the Heian period.

日本語
Mention via Mention via Read Later with
Jul 2011 ARCHITECTURE TOKYO
See all photos taken in Asakusa »

Some Photographing Locations inside Japan

See all Locations »

Some Categories by subject

PHOTO DATA

No

5587

Shooting Date

May 2011

Posted On

July 20, 2011

Modified On

April 25, 2020

Place

Asakusa, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

OLYMPUS PEN E-P2

Lens

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42MM

Where is Hozomon gate in Senso-Ji?

PREV & NEXT