A stone statue of Jizo stood in front of the wooden gate surreptitiously

Stone statue of Jizo in Sengaku-Ji
Shot at Sengaku-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Takanawa, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The reason why I came to Takanawa was to visit the Sengaku-Ji temple. This temple is well known by those who have a love of Japanese history. There are tombs of Asano Naganori and the Forty-seven Ronin.

After the members of the Forty-seven Ronin took satisfaction of their lord, they committed harakiri and were buried in this temple in 1703.

The story was dramatized and still one of the famous stories in Japan. The members who settled old scores of their lord were thought as loyal retainers. Many worshipers still visit their tombs. At the entrance of the precinct, a wooden gate stood. And a stone statue of Kṣitigarbha stood in front of the gate. The Kṣitigarbha closed its eyes silently as if it prayed for the repose of the members' soul.

日本語
Sep 2018 STILL LIFE TOKYO

Where is Sengaku-Ji?

PHOTO DATA

No

10745

Shooting Date

Jan 2018

Posted On

September 27, 2018

Modified On

July 3, 2020

Place

Takanawa, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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