Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Asakusa - Tokyo

Relie went to Japan and got a few cards for her GTKY friends.
Thank you dear.
This is a card from "Asakusa, a district in Taito, Tokyo, most famous for the Senso-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. There are several more temples in Asakusa, as well as various festivals.

For most of the twentieth century, Asakusa was the major entertainment district in Tokyo.
Asakusa is on the north-east fringe of central Tokyo, at the eastern end of the Ginza subway line, approximately one mile east of the major Ueno railway/subway interchange. It is central to the area colloquially referred to as Shitamachi, which literally means "low city," referring to the low elevation of this old part of Tokyo, on the banks of the Sumida River. As the name suggests, the area has a more traditionally Japanese atmosphere than some other neighborhoods in Tokyo do." - in
: wikipedia

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