My #Japan #Tokyo Travel (Part 12) #Sensoji
When you said one of the most significant and Tokyo’s oldest temple, all of them would know that is Sensoji. Ya, visit Sensoji, an ancient Buddhist temple located in Tokyo’s cultural capital, Asakusa. The temple really founded during the Edo period and is dedicated to the Bodhisattva Kannon.
According to legend, a statue of the Kannon was found in the Sumida River in 628 by two fishermen, the brothers Hinokuma Hamanari and Hinokuma Takenari. The chief of their village, Hajino Nakamoto, recognized the sanctity of the statue and enshrined it by remodeling his own house into a small temple in Asakusa so that the villagers could worship Kannon. The first temple was completed in 645 CE and making it’s the oldest temple in Tokyo.
Firstly we walk enter through the Kaminarimon Gate. Kaminarimon Gate was burned in 1865, it was rebuilt with reinforced concrete after 1st century in 1960. The Gate is hanging a famous of big lantern (chochin), that lantern is gift by industrialist Mr. Matsushita Yukiko Aso Kuan-yin (establisher of Panasonic device) that recovered from his wishes (recover from an illness) as a reward.
We see Nakamise Street, the oldest shopping street in Japan. The street stretches for 250 meters, we walk through the shops, most ranging from souvenirs, Japanese Pastries, Japanese Refreshments to Japanese confectioneries. We buy the Asakusa specialty Ningyo Yaki (doll cakes) and specialty of Coca – Cola with design in Tokyo as our souvenirs.
We are reach Hozomon Gate (actual main gate of Sensoji Temple), temple’s main hall and a five storied pagoda would come into your view. Destroyed in the war, the buildings are relatively recent reconstructions.
The Bodhisattva Kannon is enshrined at the main hall. Put your hands together quietly, they believe the Kannon would take away the people’s suffering, make their wishes come true.
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我的#日本 #东京 之旅 (Part 12) #浅草寺
据「浅草寺缘起」记载：推古天皇36年（公元628年），名叫桧前浜成（HINOKUMA HAMANARI）、竹成（TAKENARI）的两兄弟，在江户浦（下网捕鱼时，网得一尊佛像！乡绅土师真中知命（HAJINO NAKAMOTO）幸拜并得知这是一尊圣观世音菩萨像后，悟心觉醒倾心皈依，改建私宅为佛寺。第一座寺庙于公元645年建成，是东京最古老的寺庙。
我们看到日本最古老的购物街（Nakamise Street）。街道长约250米，街道两旁都是纪念品，日本糕点，日本茶点，日本糖果店的商店。我们购买了上野特产一个叫做人形烧（Ningyo Yaki）及以东京为设计的可口可乐作为我们的纪念品。
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