Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Gate of Aso Shrine

Here's a photo of the "romon" (two-storied gate) of Aso Shrine, in Aso City, home of Mellow Monk Green Tea. (Click on the image above for a larger version of the photo.)


Aso City may not make Japan's national news much, but Aso Shrine is considered one of Japan's three most famous "romon" shrines—shrines with an impressive, ornate two-tiered gate.


Note that this picture isn't of the actual shrine itself; just the entryway. I'll post pictures of the actual shrine, and other sights on the shrine grounds, over the next few days.


—Mellow Monk


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