Roh-mon Gate Of Nezu Jinja Shrine

Roh-mon gate of Nezu Jinja Shrine
Shot at Nezu Jinja in Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The large Roh-mon gate has a strong presence at Nezu Shrine

Sometimes, there are places that I just want to visit. Nezu Shrine in Nezu, Tokyo is one such place. Within the precincts of the Shinto shrine, which are not very large, there are many places to visit, such as the Tokugawa Ienobu placenta mound, where the membrane and placenta that wrapped the fetus of the 6th shogun Ienobu is said to have been buried, the azalea garden, which is said to have been first planted by Ienobu, and the Senbon Torii gate that leads to the Otome Inari Shrine, a branch shrine. Of course, the Gongen-zukuri main shrine, Shinden, Worship Hall, Karamon, Nishimon, Sukihei, and Roh-mon gate are also magnificent. Among them, I personally think that the Roh-mon gate is the most self-assertive.

As soon as you pass through the large torii gate and walk along the gently arcing Omotesando approach, the red gate that comes into view is the Roh-mon gate. It is the largest structure on the grounds of the shrine, and you can't help but notice it before you reach the main shrine. If it's your first visit to Nezu Shrine, you might be fascinated by the way it stands, but after seeing it so many times, it becomes a bit boring. Even if you think you've had enough, it's hard to get to the shrine without seeing the Roh-mon gate in the middle of the approach.

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Where is Nezu Jinja Shrine?

PHOTO DATA

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11960

Shooting Date

Dec 2020

Posted On

July 7, 2021

Place

Nezu Jinja, Tokyo

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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