The Sanmon Gate of Chion-in Temple(4)
648 Chion-in Great Gate, Kioto
[ID] 1788  ( ID:1788 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] Kyoto
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 267x205
[Cabinet] 42-22-0
[Keyword] temple/flowers and trees/man/child
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The western side of Chion-in Temple Sanmon Gate is seen looking east. There are three rickshaws parked in front, a vendor, and a child. This is the largest gate of its kind in Japan, with five bays and three entrances. Built in two-story irimoya style, it has a tiled roof and was erected in 1619 by the second shogun Tokugawa Ietada. The word "Kachozan" on the tablet at the front of the gate is said to be the calligraphy of Emperor Reigen (1654-1732).