Stone Statue And Wooden Gate In Sengaku-Ji

Stone statue of Jizo in Sengaku-Ji

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

Shot at Sengaku-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Takanawa, Tokyo.

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.

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About Sengaku-ji

Sengaku-ji (泉岳寺) is a Sōtō Zen Buddhist temple located in the Takanawa neighborhood of Minato-ku, near Sengakuji Station and Shinagawa Station, Tokyo, Japan. The temple became famous through the Akō incident of the forty-seven Rōnin in the 18th century. The tomb of Lord Asano Takumi-no-Kami Naganori is located here, who was forced to commit ritual suicide after he broke protocol and drew a sword in the Edo Castle. His ...

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PHOTO DATA

No

10745

Shooting Date

Jan 2018

Posted On

September 27, 2018

Place

Takanawa, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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