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Sanja Festival in Asakusa
Sanja Festival in Asakusa
Sensoji is to the left of Asakusa Shrine.
Sensoji is to the left of Asakusa Shrine.

Asakusa Shrine (Japanese 浅草神社, Asakusa jinja) is a Shinto shrine next to the temple Sensō-ji in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. It is dedicated to the three men who established Sensō-ji. Two of them, fishermen named Hinokuma Hamanari and Hinokuma Takenari, found a statue of the bosatsu Kannon in the river Sumida in 628. The third, the village headman, Haji no Nakatomo, built the temple. Asakusa Sanja Festival Matsuri Shinto Shrine Mikoshi Tokyo Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Asakusa Sanja Festival Matsuri Shinto Shrine Mikoshi Tokyo Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata AsakusaShrine1439. ... Image File history File linksMetadata AsakusaShrine1439. ... Shinto (Kanji: 神道 Shintō) (sometimes called Shintoism) is a native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. ... A Jinja (Japanese: 神社) is a Shinto shrine including its surrounding natural area but it is more common to refer to buildings as a jinja. ... Sensō-ji (金龍山浅草寺, KinryÅ«-zan Sensōji) is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Taitō Ward, Tokyo. ... The Kaminarimon is the outer gate of the Sensoji, Asakusas famous temple. ... Tokyo ) , literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized central area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Prince Siddhartha Gautama as a bodhisattva, before becoming a Buddha. ... Kuan Yin (觀音; Pinyin: Guān YÄ«n) is the bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. ... The Sumida River flowing through Adachi, Tokyo The Sumida River (隅田川, Sumida-gawa) is a river which flows through Tokyo, Japan. ... Events Khusro II of Persia overthrown Pippin of Landen becomes Mayor of the Palace Brahmagupta writes the Brahmasphutasiddhanta Births Deaths Empress Suiko of Japan Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards Categories: 628 ...


The shrine hosts many festivals, including the Sanja Matsuri, and is known for the Nakamise, a street of shops beginning inside the Kaminarimon gate.


Once a part of the Sensō-ji, Asakusa Jinja became separate during the Meiji period. The Meiji period (Japanese: 明治時代, Meiji-jidai) denotes the 45-year reign of the Meiji Emperor, running from 8 September 1868 (in the Gregorian calendar, 23 October 1868) to 30 July 1912. ...

Asakusa Shrine
Like many shrines, the Asakusa Shrine has statues of koma-inu.
Like many shrines, the Asakusa Shrine has statues of koma-inu.

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Asakusa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (421 words)
The Kaminarimon is the outer gate of the Sensoji, Asakusa's famous temple.
Asakusa (浅草) is the part of Tokyo most famous for the Sensoji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon.
Asakusa is on the north-east fringe of Central Tokyo, at the Eastern end of the Ginza subway line, approximately one mile east of the major Ueno railway/subway interchange.
Asakusa Shrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (155 words)
Sensoji is to the left of Asakusa Shrine.
Asakusa Shrine (Japanese 浅草神社, Asakusa jinja) is a Shinto shrine next to the temple Sensō-ji in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.
The shrine hosts many festivals, including the Sanja Matsuri, and is known for the Nakamise, a street of shops beginning inside the Kaminarimon gate.
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