Kaminarimon Gate of Senso-ji Temple, Japan

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Kaminarimon Gate marks the entrance to Senso-ji Temple, a temple located in Tokyo’s Taito City. The gate’s official name is Furaijinmon (“Wind and Thunder God Gate”), and the Japanese wind and thunder gods are enshrined in the left and right sides of the gate. A huge lantern measuring 3.3 m in diameter and 3.9 m in height, with a weight of 700 kg, hangs in the center of the gate. Built by Taira-no-Kinmasa in the year 942, the gate was moved to its current location during the Kamakura period (1192-1333). The wind and thunder gods, enshrined when the gate was relocated, were first enshrined to protect from calamities, but they eventually came to be regarded as bringers of peace and plentiful harvests. Kaminarimon Gate has been destroyed three times by fires, and in 1960 it was rebuilt for the first time in 95 years. It is now considered a representative structure of the Asakusa area.

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