Red Pillars In The Gate Of Zojo-Ji

Worshipers walking under the red gate in Zojo-Ji
Shot at Zojo-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Shiba, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The gate called SANGEDATSU MON in Zojo-Ji was painted in red

A big old wooden gate stands at the main entrance of Zojo-Ji. This gate is called 'SANGEDATSU MON'. Fortunately, it was not destroyed by the US air raids during WWII. The gate has been figuring prominently in modern Tokyo.

The air raid resulted in massive destruction of not only the factories and houses but also historical architectures. The firebomb could put the wooden Japanese buildings on fire like taking candy from a baby.

When I stood under the gate built in 1622, I saw two figures passing through it.

日本語
Sep 2015 ARCHITECTURE TOKYO

Where is Zojo-Ji?

PHOTO DATA

No

9509

Shooting Date

Sep 2015

Posted On

September 26, 2015

Modified On

April 26, 2020

Place

Shiba, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SIGMA DP2 MERRILL

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