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Sensōji (金龍山浅草寺, Kinryū-zan Sensōji) is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Taitō Ward, Tokyo. It is Tokyo's oldest, and one of its most significant, temples. Formerly associated with the Tendai sect, it became independent after World War II. Adjacent to the temple is a Shinto shrine, the Asakusa Jinja. Sensouji Temple at Asakusa, Tokyo source: [Dave Jenkins] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Kaminarimon is the outer gate of the Sensoji, Asakusas famous temple. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ... Tendai (天台) is a Japanese school of Buddhism, a descendant of the Chinese Tiantai or Lotus Sutra school. ... A sect is a small religious or political group that has branched off from a larger established group. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... 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. ... Asakusa Jinja is a Shintō shrine located adjacent to the temple Sens&#333ji in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. ...


Sensōji is the focus of Tokyo's largest and most popular matsuri (Shinto festival). The festival takes place over 3–4 days in late spring, and sees the surrounding streets closed to traffic from dawn until late evening. Stalls selling food or toys are a familiar sight at festivals throughout Japan. ...

Worshippers burn incense at Sensoji
Worshippers burn incense at Sensoji

Dominating the entrance to the temple is the kaminari-mon or "Thunder Gate". This imposing Buddhist structure features a massive paper lantern dramatically painted in vivid red-and-black tones to suggest thunderclouds and lightning. Within the precincts stand a stately five-story pagoda and the main hall, devoted to Kannon Bosatsu. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (500x750, 176 KB) Worshippers burn incense at Sensoji in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (500x750, 176 KB) Worshippers burn incense at Sensoji in Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... A pagoda at Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia A pagoda is the general term in the English language for a tiered tower with multiple eaves common in China, Japan, Korea, and other parts of Asia. ... Kuan Yin (Pinyin: Guanyin; also written Kwan Yin or in other variants which hyphenate or remove the space between the two words) is the bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists. ... Prince Siddhartha Gautama as a bodhisattva, before becoming a Buddha. ...

Pilgrims and tourists flocking to Sensoji have shopped at the small stores here for centuries.

Many tourists, both Japanese and from abroad, visit Sensōji every year. Catering to the visiting crowds, the surrounding area has many traditional shops and eating places that feature traditional dishes (hand-made noodles, sushi, tempura, etc.). Nakamise-dori, the street leading from the Thunder Gate to the temple itself, is lined with small shops selling omiyage (souvenirs) ranging from fans, ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), kimono and other robes, Buddhist scrolls, traditional sweets, to Godzilla toys,
t-shirts, and cell-phone trinkets. These shops themselves are part of a living tradition of selling to pilgrims who walked to Sensōji. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (800x646, 295 KB) Nakamise Street Sensoji Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo Japan Pilgrims and tourists have flocked to the Sensoji (a Buddhist temple) in the Asakusa neighborhood of Tokyo for centuries, shopping for souvenirs at shops on this crowded street. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (800x646, 295 KB) Nakamise Street Sensoji Asakusa Taito-ku Tokyo Japan Pilgrims and tourists have flocked to the Sensoji (a Buddhist temple) in the Asakusa neighborhood of Tokyo for centuries, shopping for souvenirs at shops on this crowded street. ... Kimono on a Japanese Postage Stamp Kimono (Japanese: 着物 literally something one wears) are the traditional garments of Japan. ... Scroll can have different meanings: A scroll is a roll of parchment, papyrus, or paper which has been drawn or written upon. ... Godzilla (Gojira) (ゴジラ) is a giant, amphibious, dinosaur-like fictional creature first seen in the Japanese-produced 1954 Tokusatsu Kaiju film Gojira produced by Toho Film Company Ltd. ... T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... Motorola Black Razr mobile phone A mobile phone, also known as a cellular phone or cell phone, is a portable electronic device which behaves as a normal telephone whilst being able to move over a wide area (compare cordless phone which acts as a telephone only within a limited range). ... For albums named Pilgrim, see Pilgrim (album). ...


Within the temple is a quiet contemplative garden kept in the distinctive Japanese style. Stone lantern amid plants. ...


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Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon Temple) (431 words)
Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, the center of the shitamachi (lit.
The legend says that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River, and even though they put the statue back into the river, it always returned to them.
Sensoji Temple is a few steps from Asakusa Station, served by the Ginza Subway Line, Asakusa Subway Line and Tobu Railways.
SENSOJI TEMPLE (327 words)
Sensoji Temple (金龍山浅草寺;, Kinryū-zan Sensōji) is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Taitō Ward, Tokyo.
Sensoji Temple is sometimes referred to as Asakusa Temple.
Dominating the entrance to the temple is the kaminari-mon or "Thunder Gate".
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