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  1. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺): the Akogishi Kinenkan, a small museum with artefacts on the history of the Akogishi, the 47 ronin.
  2. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: the bonsho (bell) and the shoro (bellfry) of the temple, constructed in 1913. The bell sounds during the morning zazen and in the evening when the gate is closed. The original bell that was used during the Edo and the Meiji...
  3. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here the main hall of the temple (hon-dō).
  4. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here a statue of Kōdō Sawaki (沢木興道), one of the most influential Sōtō Zen masters of the 20th century who revitalised Zazen practice for laymen.
  5. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here the main hall of the temple (hon-dō).
  6. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here the nameplate at the main entrance of the temple read from right to left.
  7. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here the view of the main hall through the main gate.
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    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: the statue of Oishi Kuranosuke Yoshitaka, the main retainer of Asano Naganori at the main gate of the temple.
  9. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: the main gate of the temple.
  10. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple with the graves of the 47 ronin. It is quite amazing to see how many people still pay their respects to the Akogishi.
  11. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple with the graves of the 47 ronin: the grave of Asano Naganori who was forced to commit seppuku on the same day he had assaulted Kira Kozukenosuke in Edo Castle.
  12. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here the grave of Asano's chief retainer, Oishi Kuranosuke Yoshitaka.
  13. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: the graves form four blocks beside the grave of their master, according to the residences where they had been accommodated (Hosokawa, Matsudaira, Mori, and Mizuno).
  14. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here the grave of Asano's retainer, Oishi Chikara.
  15. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here the original gate of the Asano Residence in Edo. The Asano lost the Ako domain in the wake of the assault on Kira.
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    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here kubi-arai, the well where the Akogishi washed Kira's head before presenting it to the grave of their master.
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    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here chizome, the blood-stained plum tree and stone. Legend has it that when Asano Naganori committed seppuku in the garden of Tamura Ukyodayu's residence, his blood gushed out staining the tree and the stone which were later...
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