Stone Statue And Wooden Gate

Stone statue of Jizo in Sengaku-Ji

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

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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Photo No.
10745
Shooting Date
Jan 2018
Posted On
September 27, 2018
Place
Takanawa, Tokyo
Genre
Street Photography
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SEP 2018 STILL LIFE TOKYO
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