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Asakusa Kannon Temple

Le temple Asakusa Kannon.


From "Tokyo & Vicinity - Walking Guide" : Asakusa Kannon Temple is named after the Kannon, or the Goddess of Mercy, to whom the main hall is dedicated. This temple is said to have been founded in the 7th century by three fishermen, who discovered in their nets one day a tiny image of Kannon only 5 cm in height. The Asakusa Shrine was built by order of the third Tokugawa Shogun in memory of the three fishermen.


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Taken on July 7, 2004