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Shinmon Gate 神門
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Nezu Shrine bridge (built in 2006 神橋) and gate, Important Cultural Property 楼門(国指定重文)
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Sensoji temple's Kaminarimon Gate. There's a large road in front and also a large paved area where festivals are held. 雷門
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Symbol of Tokyo: Kaminari-mon Gate with a giant red paper lantern. Pass through this gate to reach Asakusa Kannon Temple. 雷門
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One of Tokyo's most photographed buildings: Kaminari-mon Gate with a giant red paper lantern.
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Giant red paper lantern with the kanji characters "Kaminari Mon." The gate was reconstructed in 1960. The previous one was lost in a fire in 1865.
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Under the lantern on the gold cap, there's "Matsushita Denki" (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. or Panasonic). The current Kaminarimon Gate and giant lantern were rebuilt in 1960 as a donation by Konosuke Matsushita.
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The lantern is covered with a protective net. The lantern can be collapsed like an accordion to allow tall objects (such as a mikoshi portable shrine during the Sanja Matsuri festival) to pass under the gate. It is also collapsed during typhoons.
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The famous Kaminarimon lantern was replaced with a new one in Nov. 2013. This is the back.
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The bottom of the new Kaminarimon lantern has this nice artwork.
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The temple is also called Kinryuzan, meaning Golden Dragon. 金龍山
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An unusual time when the giant lantern was removed for repairs. Asakusa looks very strange, almost naked, without the giant lantern.
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Approaching another gate called Hozomon Gate. 宝蔵門
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Hozomon Gate ahead. 宝蔵門
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Hozomon Gate, means "Treasure Storage Gate." Indeed, the second floor houses important cultural properties. The gate was reconstructed in 1964, a ferroconcrete building.宝蔵門
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Being the main gate, Hozomon Gate is much bigger than Kaminarimon Gate, and it also had a giant paper lantern.
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Hozomon Gate
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Hozomon Gate's giant paper lantern.
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Behind Hozomon Gate is a pair of giant straw sandals hanging on the wall.
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Giant straw sandal.
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5-story pagoda reconstructed in 1973, made of ferroconcrete. Roof tiles made of aluminum alloy. 五重塔
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Nitemon Gate in the east undergoing renovations. One of the few original buildings still intact. 二天門
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Nitemon Gate after renovations. Fresh paint makes it bright red. 二天門
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Higashimon East Gate (closed)
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Kitahane-bashimon Gate. Right behind the castle tower foundation. 北桔橋門
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Otemon Gate, Edo Castle's main gate. 大手門
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Otemon Gate 大手門
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Otemon Gate 大手門
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Doshin Bansho Guardhouse where guards kept watch on the entourage of daimyos visiting the castle. 同心番所
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Daibansho Guardhouse 大番所
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View of Hakucho moat from Shiomizaka Slope 汐見坂 白鳥濠
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Sakashita-mon Gate 坂下門
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Sakashita-mon Gate, closest to the Imperial Household Agency and entrance to Inui-dori, a 600-meter path lined with cherry blossoms. 坂下門坂下門
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Sakuradamon Gate 桜田門
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Sakuradamon Gate, near here was where Lord Ii Naosuke from Hikone was assassinated. 桜田門
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Sakuradamon Gate 桜田門
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Sakuradamon Gate 桜田門
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Sakuradamon Gate
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Sakuradamon Gate
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Sakuradamon Gate, rear view
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Former farmhouse converted into an artist's studio and gallery called "Arigatee" (pronounced "Ariga-tay" ありがてえ). It means "thankful" (arigatai) in the local dialect. It's also named after the former owner
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Arigatee is 150 years old built in the late Edo Period. This house will be accepting artist-in-residence as well.
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Arigatee's current caretaker is Ishiwata Norio and his wife Chifumi (石渡のりお・ちふみ). They moved here from Tokyo. He uses it as a artist studio. That's his painting on the wall.Kita-Ibaraki is promoting itself as an art city, and Arigatee is part of the project. Ishiwata-san and his wife were very gracious and a real boon to the city's artist community.
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At Arigatee, we were charmed by the delightful Sumi-chan, a retired local farmer. She helped cook our lunch. Rice locally grown in Kita-Ibaraki. Thank you Sumi-chan for smiling!
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The miso soybean paste in the tonjiru pork miso soup was made by Sumi-chan, a "miso meijin" (味噌名人) or expert miso cook.
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Ishiwata Chifumi and Sumi-chan.
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Our table for lunch in the main room of Arigatee.
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Our lunch at Arigatee. Chicken drumstick, vegetables, rice, and tonjiru (pork and vegetables) soup.
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Local sake, a type called Doboroku (どぶろく) or nigori-zake (濁り酒). It's thick and cloudy-white. Sour taste. Made by a local brewer and restaurant named Masubuchi (増渕魚園).
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Former horse stable.
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Former horse stable's attic will become a gallery space.
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Chain saw sculptures.
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Two-story Romon Gate, Important Cultural Property. 楼門
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Figure in gate
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Hikawa Shrine gate 楼門
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Hikawa Shrine gate, Omiya, Saitama 楼門
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Omotemon Gate, another Important Cultural Property
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Omotemon Gate 表門
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Omotemon Gate, one of two Edo-Era structures in Shibata Castle and an Important Cultural Property. 表門
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Stone wall with perfectly-fitting stones. No gaps between the stones.
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Higashi Gomon Gate and bridge
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Sumpu Castle's Higashi Gomon Gate and bridge 東御門
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Higashi Gomon Gate and bridge 東御門
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About Sumpu Castle
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Higashi Gomon Gate Bridge
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Higashi Gomon Gate 東御門
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Gate door
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Higashi Gomon Gate 東御門
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Stone wall of Higashi Gomon Gate
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Higashi Gomon Gate 東御門
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Higashi Gomon Gate
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About Higashi Gomon Gate
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Tatebayashi was a castle town, but almost nothing remains of the castle. This Dobashi Gate was rebuilt in 1983.
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Tatebayashi Castle's Dobashi Gate is in the former Sannomaru keep of the castle. 土橋門
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Tatebayashi Castle's Dobashi Gate. 土橋門
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Tatebayashi Castle's Dobashi Gate was at the Sannomaru keep. 土橋門
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On the west side is this Kurogane-mon Gate with steel doors. This is another way into the the main Honmaru grounds. During the Boshin War, the castle lord directed his troops from here. 鉄門
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Club Alliance and gate to the US Navy Base.
   
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