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Hozomon Gate (Niomon Gate)

According to Oei Engi, a chronicle written around the 15th or 16th century and the only source describing the establishment of Senso-ji, Hozomon Gate (known as the Niomon Gate when it was first erected), was built in 942 by military commander Taira no Kinmasa. He offered prayers at Senso-ji in hopes of becoming the lord of Musashi province (currently Tokyo and the surrounding areas), building the gate when his wishes were realized.

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東京都あきる野市

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 16, 2012
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    by Kouichi Tsurusaki
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-5
    • Taken on 2012/09/16 19:50:27
    • Exposure: 4.000s
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
    • No flash