Monday, May 21, 2012

3 Days with Mom Day 2 (Part 5) / お母さんとの三日間 二日目 (パート5)

Our last destination on Mom's Tokyo tour took us to Sengakuji, the final resting place of the 47 ronin.  The memorial hall was closed but we were still able to check out the tombs and the place where the ronin cleaned the head of the samurai that dissed their master.  If you want to know more about the 47 ronin, check out one of my previous post when I walked around Sengakuji on my own at A Walk around Sengakuji.


Main gate to Sengakuji / 泉岳寺の門

The main temple / 泉岳寺の本堂

Graves of the 47 Ronin / 赤穂義士の墓

The well used to clean the head of the samurai who wronged their lord before presenting the head to their lord's grave.

Mom in front of the statue of Kuranosuke Oishi, the leader of the 47 ronin.


And that concludes are Tokyo temple tour.  Tomorrow we'll be heading to Shibamata to check out the Tora-san Museum and Taishakuten and whatever else catches our fancy.


1 comment:

Rurousha said...

You actually did it. You saw all those places in one day. Now I believe you.

PS: Have you contacted the Guinness Book of Records yet? ;)