11.03.2007

Photo Hunt: Classic





Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa{Tokyo}, the center of the shitamachi (lit. "low town").

The legend says that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River, and even though they put the statue back into the river, it always returned to them. Consequently, Sensoji was built there for the goddess of Kannon. The temple was completed in 645, making it Tokyo's oldest temple. The photo is the five story Pagoda!

24 comments:

danielctw said...

Not a bad idea for classic. But I see everyone loves to post old temples for classic. :)

-TNChick- said...

Nice photo - I don't see things like that where I am very much - well, rarely.

SabineM said...

I love buddhist temples and Pagoda. I am heading to Tokyo on December. I just put this on my list of TO DO!
Is it worth it?

CRIZ LAI said...

Nice shot.. the top part of the pagoda looks rather unique. :)

Liza said...

I've been there too... really beautiful :) mine is up too. Happy weekend!

This Girl Remembers said...

What a gorgeous photo of a wonderful historic place! This is a great shot for the theme. And I love that you shared the story about it!

tegdirb92 said...

I love the lines in that temple!! beautiful!! Have a great Saturday.

WFM said...

That is so beautiful and ornate.

Heather said...

This is beautiful.

pat said...

Wow - so gorgeous!

Happy Weekend.

Carver said...

That is definitely a classic and a beautiful photograph as well as the story that goes with it. Have a pleasant weekend.

Queen of My Domain said...

With something as beautiful as these temples it is hard to deny that they are classics.

jams o donnell said...

WHat an amazing temple. A wonderful take on this week's theme. Happy weekend

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Great shot of a beautiful temple. Have a good weekend.

Hootin'Anni said...

That IS GORGEOUS!! I love the Orient.


Mine is posted, drop by if you can.

archie said...

Oh WOW! That is incredible.

Corey~living and loving said...

Great entry!
Happy weekend!

Elizabeth said...

This is stunning

Lynn said...

Wow! I'm impressed! This is gorgeous.

LadyBanana said...

I see temples are a strong theme for classic!

**"Liza"** said...

Simple beautiful place to Visit!..ahhh maybe some I will visit there too..."dreaming daw"

Dragonheart said...

Beautiful photo of the temple! Very classic. :) Great choice for this week's Hunt. :)

My classic photo.

martoon said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous. Nice interpritation of classic.

Cheysuli said...

That is a beautiful take on classic.