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190101-0012-PP - Buddhist Bell Tower


Kanagawa Meiji 1890s Kimbei Kusakabe

The imposing bell tower of Heikenji (平間寺), a Buddhist temple in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Founded in 1128 and popularly known as Kawasaki Daishi (川崎大師), it is the headquarters of the Chizan sect (智山派)) of Shingon Buddhism (真言宗).

The temple was located near the eastern limits of where foreign inhabitants of Yokohama could travel without a passport under the old treaties.

As a result, it became a popular sightseeing spot and object of photographs.

Original caption: 1029. Temple Bell, Kawasaki

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