JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Gokokuji Temple 護国寺
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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. 195 viewsThe 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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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193 views
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Daibutsu Buddha statue152 views
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After you pass through the Niomon Gate, this is what you see.126 views1 comments
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Song monument110 views
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Tahoto Pagoda and Gekkoden Hall at Gokokuji temple in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo107 views
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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97 views
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Daibutsu Buddha statue95 views
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The original Tahoto Pagoda in Otsu is more aesthetic (and a National Treasure).91 views
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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 1682.90 views
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Furomon Gate (Ageless Gate) 不老門86 views
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Steps going up to an inner gate called Furomon 不老門85 views
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Kannon-do main worship hall 観音堂(本堂)85 views
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Well83 views
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Tea ceremony women82 views
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View from Furomon Gate80 views
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Mt. Fuji motif78 views
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Buddha statue with Tahoto Pagoda in background74 views
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Well73 views
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Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves73 views
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Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves71 views
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Inside Kannon-do main hall69 views
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Kannon-do main worship hall 観音堂(本堂)67 viewsGokokuji Temple has held large funerals for some famous people like singer Yutaka Ozaki in 1992.
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Yakushido Hall 薬師堂63 views
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Stone lanterns63 views
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Rear of Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves62 views
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Cemetary behind the temple61 views
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Grave of Okuma Shigenobu61 views
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Side of Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves60 views
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Grave of Okuma Shigenobu, former Prime Minister and founder of Waseda University.60 views
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Kannon-do57 views
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Bell tower 鐘楼(付梵鐘)57 views
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Another grand grave52 views
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Corner of railing on Kannon-do50 views
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Kannon-do49 views
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Gingko tree in fall46 views
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33rd temple on the Saigoku Pilgrimage circuit46 views
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Kannon-do45 views
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