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The sanmon (or gate of the three liberations as it is literally translated) is the most important gate of a Japanese Zen Buddhist temple.

Nanzenji Temple, located at the base of Kyoto's forested Higashiyama mountains, is one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan. Visitors will first come across Nanzenji's massive sanmon entrance gate, which extends over the treetops. The gate was constructed in 1628 by the ruling Tokugawa clan for soldiers who died in the siege of Osaka Castle in 1615.

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  • Copyright: May Mah (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 376 W: 23 N: 1134] (7380)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-12-06 4:52
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