High Altar at Sensoji Temple


James Blake Wiener
published on 11 January 2018
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This is a picture of the high altar at Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Japan, which is protected by a screen. In 645 CE, the renowned Buddhist priest Shokai visited Tokyo and built a hall for the worship of the Bodhisattva Kannon. (Many thus attribute Shokai as being the actual founder of Sensoji Temple.) Sensoji Temple grew in popularity in the mid-9th century CE when Ennin (794-864 CE), the head of the Tendai School of Buddhism, visited Sensoji Temple, and created a statue of Kannon for pilgrims and worshipers. Since then, Sensoji Temple has flourished, remaining a center of culture and worship in Tokyo.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 11). High Altar at Sensoji Temple. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7879/

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Wiener, James B. "High Altar at Sensoji Temple." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 Jan 2018. Web. 28 Oct 2020.

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