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Sanmon (Main Gate)

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 12 September 2016 in Documentary & Street.

The temple was founded in 1282. Passing through the Sanmon is seen as a way of becoming free of earthly bondage. One must walk through the Sanmon in order to have a purified mind before praying to the principal image of Buddha in the Butsuden. The Sanmon you see here was rebuilt in 1785.

Kamakura, Japan

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Figure o0n fine and calm atmosphere.

12 Sep 2016 5:43am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Lovely image with some great information.

12 Sep 2016 5:47am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique point de vue. )

12 Sep 2016 6:22am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, colors, lights & shadows!

12 Sep 2016 7:17am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel temple et vue quelle compo et image superbe captage et image.

12 Sep 2016 7:22am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un très beau cadrage!

12 Sep 2016 8:22am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful shot.

12 Sep 2016 10:52am

Anne from France

So peaceful!

12 Sep 2016 11:21am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful image captured here with interesting background information!!

12 Sep 2016 12:02pm

Frances from Boston, United States

These Temples are wonderful to see. Excellent shot.

12 Sep 2016 1:09pm

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Beautiful gateway in an enchanting setting.

12 Sep 2016 1:19pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture of a big historical gate. Excellent composition.

12 Sep 2016 2:26pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine image of this main gate and a very interesting account of its purpose and meaning.

12 Sep 2016 2:45pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

I like those green trees in relations to the building...

12 Sep 2016 4:43pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image and lovely green trees. Superb. ;)

12 Sep 2016 6:15pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Simply sublime

12 Sep 2016 6:22pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

So lovely and peaceful

12 Sep 2016 6:24pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting and peaceful looking.

12 Sep 2016 7:36pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Interesting architecture. Nice image.

12 Sep 2016 8:15pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of the main gate. And interesting information. :)

13 Sep 2016 3:34am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Sep 2016 1:47pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful image..Thank you for the history !

14 Sep 2016 3:58pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

The age alone is astounding to me....Wonderful story, Steve..

16 Sep 2016 1:13am