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Entrance to Daishi Nakamise shopping arcade 大師仲見世
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Daishi Nakamise shopping arcade leads to the temple
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Lots of daruma shops
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Daruma shop
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Daruma
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Daruma and maneki neko
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Candy shop, always banging the knife
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Gate built in 1977. 大山門
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Path to main worship hall 大本堂
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Belonging to the Buzan School of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism, Gokokuji Temple was built by the mother of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in 1682. The Gekkoden Hall was moved here from Miidera temple in Otsu, Shiga Pref. The Tahoto Pagoda was modeled after the Tahoto at Ishiyamadera in Otsu, Shiga. Okuma Shigenobu, founder of Waseda Univ., is also buried here. This is the entrance to Gokokuji Temple, Niomon Gate. It's right next to Gokokuji Station on the Yurakucho subway line. 仁王門
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People coming to Takahata Fudoson temple on Feb. 3, Setsubun day.
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Belonging to the Shingon Sect's Buzan school, this is one of Tokyo's major temples. The real name is Sojiji (總持寺), but everyone calls it Nishi-Arai Daishi.The temple grounds feature many flowering trees and plants including an unusual species of cherry blossoms which bloom in winter. Daishi-mae Station. Much larger station than I expected. Probably for the New Year's crowds. 大師前駅
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Kawasaki Daishi Temple, Dai-hondo main worship hall 大本堂
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After you pass through the Niomon Gate, this is what you see.1 comments
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Takahata Fudoson temple entrance 高幡不動尊
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Daishi-mae Station 大師前駅. Nishi-Arai Daishi Temple was said have been founded by Priest Kobo Daishi in 826. One of the Kanto Region's Big Three Daishi Temples.
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Incense burner
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Well
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The setsubun bean-throwing starts with a memorial service, then a procession of the bean throwers and priests.
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The main path to the temple is lined with the usual shops, but it is not aligned with the train station. The path from the train station takes a different route.
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Hanamatsuri, Buddha's Birthday (April 8)
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Well
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Priests in setsubun procession within the temple grounds.
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Main path to temple
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Hanamatsuri
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Map of temple grounds. Belonging to the Buzan School of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism, Gokokuji temple was built by the mother of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in 1682.
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Priests in setsubun procession within the temple grounds.
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Sanmon Gate, the main gate. 山門
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Hanamatsuri, pouring sweet tea over the baby Buddha.
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Steps going up to an inner gate called Furomon 不老門
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Priests in setsubun procession coming through Niomon Gate
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Sanmon Gate
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Serving sweet tea for free for all.
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Furomon Gate (Ageless Gate) 不老門
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Priest blowing a conch shell
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Food stalls lead you to the main worship hall.
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Inside Dai-hondo main hall at Kawasaki Daishi 大本堂
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View from Furomon Gate
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Priests in setsubun procession coming through Niomon Gate
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Dai-Hondo Hall, Nishi-Arai Daishi, Tokyo 大本堂According to legend, when prayers were offered to save villagers from an epidemic, pure water gushed out of a hitherto dried-up well and got rid of the plague. Since the well was on the west side of the temple hall, this area came to be called "Nishi-Arai" (New Well in the West). The temple is famous for warding off fire and misfortune.
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View from Dai-hondo
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Festival beauties included.
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Incense burner
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Fudo-mon Gate and Prayer and Peace Monument 不動門 「祈りと平和」の像「祈りと平和」の像
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Temple priest
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Sanmon Gate 山門
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Lantern
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Octagonal 5-story pagoda 八角五重塔 (中興塔)
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Names of the bean throwers.
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Hosenji temple in Nakano-ku, Tokyo. Belongs to the Shingon-shu Sect, Buzan School. 宝仙寺
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Dai-Hondo Hall 大本堂
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Octagonal 5-story pagoda 八角五重塔 (中興塔)
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Start of setsubun bean throwing (mamemaki) by minor celebrities. 豆まき
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Buddha statue with Tahoto Pagoda in background
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Hondo hall 本堂
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Altar inside Dai-Hondo Hall 大本堂
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Entrance to octagonal 5-story pagoda (Photos not allowed inside)It's a ferro-concrete building with no windows nor observation deck or balcony.
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Kannon-do main worship hall 観音堂(本堂)Gokokuji Temple has held large funerals for some famous people like singer Yutaka Ozaki in 1992.
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Miss Nippon
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Hondo hall 本堂
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View from Dai-Hondo Hall
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Road marker related to Kobo Daishi
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Kannon-do main worship hall 観音堂(本堂)
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Miss Nippon throw beans, but not very far.
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Kobo Daishi statue
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Winter-flowering cherry blossoms
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Iroha Monument
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Daibutsu Buddha statue
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Kimono beauties and beans do mix well.
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Inside Hondo hall 本堂
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Winter-flowering cherry blossoms and Dai-Hondo Hall
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遍路大師尊像Built in 1973 on Kobo Daishi's 1,200th anniversary of his birth.
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Daibutsu Buddha statue
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Women in kimono is a must on Setsubun day.
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Inside Hondo hall 本堂
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遍路大師尊像Built in 1973 on Kobo Daishi's 1,200th anniversary of his birth.
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Tahoto Pagoda at Gokokuji temple in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Built in 1938 modeled after the original Tahoto Pagoda at Ishiyama-dera temple in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture. 多宝塔
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Minor female idols also on hand to throw beans.
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Three-story pagoda 三重塔
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Winter-flowering cherry blossoms, Nishi-Arai Daishi, Tokyo 寒桜
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The original Tahoto Pagoda in Otsu is more aesthetic (and a National Treasure).
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節分会に吉井怜、三津谷葉子、福下恵美が豆まく
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Goeido Hall housing Kobo Daishi image. 御影堂
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Bikini idols Yoshii Rei, Mitsuya Yoko, and Fukushita Megumi throwing beans on Setsubun
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Temple grounds as seen from the Hondo Hall
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Winter-flowering cherry blossoms 寒桜
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After the first bean-throwing session.
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Pagoda and pile of setsubun boxes
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Wooden boxes containing the beans (peanuts) and mikan tangerines to be thrown to the crowd.
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Crowd waits for another bean-throwing session
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Winter-flowering cherry blossoms 寒桜
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People crowd in front of the Horinkaku
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Tahoto Pagoda and Gekkoden Hall at Gokokuji temple in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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Ceremony area
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Winter-flowering cherry blossoms 寒桜
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Gekkoden Hall (Important Cultural Property). It was moved here from Miidera temple in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture. Now it serves as a tea ceremony headquarters 茶道本山. 月光殿
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Bean throwers make speeches.
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Warrior monk procession 僧兵行列
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Ume plum blossoms
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Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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It is unusual or unique to see such a procession for Setsubun. 僧兵行列
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Ume plum blossoms
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Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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Miss Nippon somethings
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In 1951 when they were rebuilding the temple destroyed by the war, they found some items which were supposedly used by a warrior monk. 僧兵行列
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Ume plum blossoms
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Side of Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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Throw the beans farther!
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So from 1953, as part of the Setsubun ceremonies on Feb. 3, they started this procession of people dressed as warrior monks.
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White plum blossoms
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Fuku wa uchi!!
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They are not real warrior monks. Monks do not go to battle as they once did centuries ago. Also see the video at YouTube. 僧兵行列
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White plum blossoms 白梅
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Setsubun bean throwing at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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Rear view
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White plum blossoms 白梅
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Rear of Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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Setsubun bean throwing at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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Warrior monks entering Hosenji temple. 僧兵行列
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White plum blossoms 白梅
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Even Hello Kitty threw beans for Setsubun at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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This man must be the leader.
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Red plum blossoms
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Yoshii Rei and Mitsuya Yoko
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Blowing a conch shell. One of the signals of battle.
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In spring, see 4,500 peony plants in 70 varieties bloom. Temple is nicknamed "Botan Daishi" (Peony Daishi).
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Corner of railing on Kannon-do
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Bikini idols Yoshii Rei, Mitsuya Yoko, and Fukushita Megumi throw beans a second time.
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The warrior monk costume is interesting. The collar makes them look bigger and more fearsome. 僧兵行列
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Red plum blossoms
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Sadly, lot of people (especially those way in the back) didn't get any beans.
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Kannon-do
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The procession started at 3:30 pm at a nearby shrine.
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Red plum blossoms and pagoda
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Missed beans get crushed on the ground. These are dried soybeans.
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Kannon-do
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They arrived Hosenji at around 4 pm.
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White plum blossoms
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Kannon-do
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Entrance to the daruma fair.
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Inside Kannon-do main hall
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Memorial service 柴燈大護摩供
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Pond behind the Dai-Hondo Hall
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Daruma dolls for sale on the same day as Setsubun
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Waterfall
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Daruma
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Koi
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Large daruma at Takahata Fudoson temple, Hino, Tokyo
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Benten-do 弁天堂
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Grave of Okuma Shigenobu, former Prime Minister and founder of Waseda University.
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Daruma
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Instrument players
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如意輪堂
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Grave of Okuma Shigenobu
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如意輪堂
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Another grand grave
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The path is lined with daruma doll vendors
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柴燈大護摩供
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Side view of Dai-Hondo
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Cemetary behind the temple
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Daruma dolls
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Setting afire
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Side view of Dai-Hondo
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柴燈大護摩供
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13-story pagoda 十三大塔
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People line up to receive mikan
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Chigo Daishi 稚児大師
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Daruma
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Chigo Daishi 稚児大師
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Gingko tree in fall
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Three-story Treasure Pagoda 三重宝塔
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Daruma
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Here you go.
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水子地蔵
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Bean-throwing started at 4:30 pm. 豆まき
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水子地蔵
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Yakushido Hall 薬師堂
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Bean throwing is called mame-maki. 豆まき
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33rd temple on the Saigoku Pilgrimage circuit
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Even this was unusual since they were also throwing mikan tangerines. 豆・みかん(?)まき
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Salt Jizo 塩地蔵
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People at the very front are not ignored.
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Salt Jizo 塩地蔵
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Bell tower 鐘楼(付梵鐘)
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A tangerine hitting your head is probably painful.
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Rokkaku-do 六角堂
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Stone lanterns
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Tangerines are easily squished in your hands (juice squirting out) if you catch one.
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水洗地蔵
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Temple bell and pond
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Tea ceremony women
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Koi
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Koi. Seems like a sumi painter just painted on this fish.
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Mt. Fuji motif
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A flea market is held monthly in the temple grounds.
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光明殿
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Hakkaku-do Hall 八角堂
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Song monument
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Inside Hakkaku-do Hall. A glass door lets you see inside, but the door is locked. 八角堂
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Narita-san Shinshoji Temple is Chiba Prefecture's most famous temple. Belonging to the Shingon Buddhist Sect, it holds many of Narita's major festivals such as Setsubun. Four buildings are also Important Cultural Properties.A short walk from JR and Keisei Narita Stations.
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Map of Narita-san temple buildings.
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Narita-san is a large temple complex that includes a Japanese garden, including cherry blossoms.
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About Narita-san temple.
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Somon Gate is what you first see, Narita-san's main gate. 総門
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Next is Niomon Gate, an Important Cultural Property built in 1830. 仁王門
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Going through Niomon Gate which has a large paper lantern.
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Going through Niomon Gate which has a large paper lantern.
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