In Asakusa, near Komagata Bashi, there’s a small temple, an architectural jewel, which attracts the eyes of the passers by.
The building is new, from 2003, but on this place was built, in 628, the first temple dedicated to the Bodhisattva Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy. The statue of Kannon, found by two fishermen in the nearby Sumida River, was then enshrined here.
The Senso-ji Temple was erected later, in 645, and was also dedicated to Bodhisattva Kannon. Then, the statue was moved and enshrined at Senso-ji.
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: