Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A few things around Senso-ji in Asakusa

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There are so many things to see around Senso-ji. Like this area of older buildings to the side.

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Such as the bell outside the shrine for Benzaiten. There is also a shrine that I posted before in Shiba Park for Benzaiten, who is the goddess of things that flow. Perhaps the Bentendo Hall Shrine for Benzaiten is here because Senso-ji is near the Sumida River where the statue of Kannon was found back in 628.

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The bell is from 1692 when it was recast and it is still rung by monks at 6:00 am every morning.

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Another sight that is very visible around Asakusa is Sky Tree.

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Not quite as old but definitely stands out. This was in December, 2010, when they were getting close to reaching it's full height.

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