In the shadow of Tokyo Tower

A couple of weeks ago I first noticed this usually peaceful place: Zōjō-ji. Today there is the Myanmar festival happening, so it is quite packed.

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I like this temple for it’s simpleness and elegancy, but also for it’s fabulous background.

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Close by are almost countless decorated Buddhas. With all kind of offerings. It’s interesting to explore and find out how creative some people are.

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I am of course no expert on Buddhism, so I don’t know what the sculptures are actually meant to represent. I also don’t know why some of them got their cap more recently, while others are already overgrown.

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2 responses to “In the shadow of Tokyo Tower

  1. I love walking the city streets and stumbling upon old temples or pockets of nature in the midst of all the new buildings. You photos reminded me of this.

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