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Asakusa at night - David Richards
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Asakusa at night

About This Project

An example of the gongen zukiri style of architecture, Asakusa Shrine was commissioned by Tokugawa Lemitsu and constructed in 1649 during Japan’s Edo period.[3] It was constructed in order to honor the three men who established and constructed the Sensō-ji. The legend states that two brothers, fishermen named Hinokuma Hamanari and Hinokuma Takenari, found a bosatsu kannon statuette caught in a fishing-net in the Sumida River on May 17, 628.

One of the only two buildings in the area to survive World War II.