Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bronze Hokyoin-to

This bronze structure is a tiered tower known as a "Pagoda". Standing at eight meters tall, it was cast by Fijiwara Masatoki in 1761, and is the largest one left in Tokyo. it was damaged during an earthquake in 1855, but was restored in 1907 to commemorate Japan's victory in the Russian - Japanese war. We spotted it ( along with an information plaque)  in the grounds of the Senso-ji Temple.

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