JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Last additions - Gokokuji Temple 護国寺
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Song monumentDec 11, 2007
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Mt. Fuji motifDec 11, 2007
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Stone lanternsDec 11, 2007
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Bell tower 鐘楼(付梵鐘)Dec 11, 2007
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Tea ceremony womenDec 11, 2007
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Yakushido Hall 薬師堂Dec 11, 2007
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33rd temple on the Saigoku Pilgrimage circuitDec 11, 2007
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Gingko tree in fallDec 11, 2007
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Another grand graveDec 11, 2007
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Grave of Okuma ShigenobuDec 11, 2007
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Cemetary behind the templeDec 11, 2007
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Grave of Okuma Shigenobu, former Prime Minister and founder of Waseda University.Dec 11, 2007
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Kannon-doDec 11, 2007
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Inside Kannon-do main hallDec 11, 2007
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Rear of Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leavesDec 11, 2007
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Corner of railing on Kannon-doDec 11, 2007
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Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leavesDec 11, 2007
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Side of Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leavesDec 11, 2007
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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Dec 11, 2007
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Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leavesDec 11, 2007
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Tahoto Pagoda and Gekkoden Hall at Gokokuji temple in Bunkyo-ku, TokyoDec 11, 2007
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The original Tahoto Pagoda in Otsu is more aesthetic (and a National Treasure).Dec 11, 2007
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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Dec 11, 2007
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Daibutsu Buddha statueDec 11, 2007
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Kannon-do main worship hall 観音堂(本堂)Dec 11, 2007
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Daibutsu Buddha statueDec 11, 2007
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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.Dec 11, 2007
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Buddha statue with Tahoto Pagoda in backgroundDec 11, 2007
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View from Furomon GateDec 11, 2007
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Furomon Gate (Ageless Gate) 不老門Dec 11, 2007
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Steps going up to an inner gate called Furomon 不老門Dec 11, 2007
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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.Dec 11, 2007
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After you pass through the Niomon Gate, this is what you see.1 commentsDec 11, 2007
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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Dec 11, 2007
   
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