Goeido Gate Lantern at Nishi Honganji in Kyoto, Japan - Encircle Photos

17 Goeido Gate Lantern at Nishi Honganji in Kyoto, Japan

This lantern hanging from Goeido Gate, the main entrance to Nishi Honganji Temple, is called a tsuri-dōrō. Its shape represents the elements of Buddhist cosmology: earth, water, fire, wind and void (or heaven). In Japanese, they are called chi, sui, ka, fū and kū.

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Japan, 〒600-8501 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Shimogyō-ku, Monzenchō

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