After passing through Soh-Mon standing at the entrance of the precinct, I saw another gate which I had to pass through. The name of the gate is 'Nio-Mon' and it was built in 1830. This beautiful wooden gate was appointed national cultural asset.
Like Kaminari-Mon gate in Asakusa, a big lantern was hung. And the enigmatic word was written on the lantern. 'Fish Market' in Japanese was written there. Its location was very far from the sea. I thought the worshipers came to this temple also from the distance.
|Sep 2006 ARCHITECTURE CHIBA|
|CHINESE CHARACTER GATE LANTERN NARITA TEMPLE|
September 8, 2006
January 19, 2020
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