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190102-0018-PP - Chion-in Gate


Kyoto Meiji 1870s Matsusaburo Yokoyama

View on the San-mon main gate at Chion-in buddhist temple in the Higashiyama district in Kyoto.

The gate was built by Tokugawa Hidetada. Construction was started in 1619 and completed two years later.

Chion-in is one of the largest temple complexes in Japan and an important religious headquarters. It is the head temple of the Jodo Sect which was initiated by Honen Jonin of Yoshimizu Zenbo (temple of the Zen sect).

The San-mon gate still stands and has been designated a Japanese National Treasure. At 24 meters (79 feet) tall, it is Japan’s largest temple gate.

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