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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.

Engaku-ji
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.
amitié

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...
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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

bien

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