new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Kita-in: Tahoto & Lanterns | by jpellgen (@1179_jp)
Back to photostream

Kita-in: Tahoto & Lanterns

The 13 meter tall pagoda at Kita-in is a beautiful example of a tahoto (two tier pagoda). I believe the current structure dates back to 1639 when much of the complex was rebuilt after the fires of 1638. You can also see the lanterns around the area which must have been for a spring festival.

2 faves
Taken on March 24, 2008