The Sanmon Gate of Chion-in Temple° 5°ň
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[ID] 1995°°°°( ID:1995 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Album]
[Place] Kyoto
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 87x86
[Cabinet] 46-89-0
[Keyword] temple/flowers and trees/man/carriage
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The Sanmon Gate of Chion-in is viewed from the west. The board south of the gate says "Religious Lecture." A rickshaw with a passenger is visible. 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).