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Asakusa’s kaminarimon

Asakusa's Sensoji - Tokyo, Japan - statue Tenryu in the Kaminarimon and a pigeon

Asakusa’s Sensoji – Tokyo, Japan – statue Tenryu in the Kaminarimon and a pigeon

Typically, Buddhist temples in Japan have a couple of scary-looking statues at the entrance such as the Nio. In the famous gate, kaminarimon (雷門), in Asakusa there are four statues instead of the usual two. This one of Tenryu is anything but scary, or at least that’s what the pigeons think.

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